“There are lessons in life that can only be learned through fairly massive deviations from our normal, comfortable routines. These lessons alter our perspective on life and better equip us to deal with life’s unforeseen challenges. They can sharpen our optimism and generate a deeper appreciation for the simple things in life.” – Jared Campbell, the 16th finisher of the Barkley Marathon
Courage is not defined by the absence of fear. Fear is natural. Courage is what happens when a person is afraid, but does what needs to be done anyway.