Live Your Dreams and Not Your Fear.”
Welcome to Monday and a brand new week.
The Story below is told of Henry Fonda by Wikipedia.
Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a celebrated American film and stage actor with a career spanning more than five decades.
Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor. He also appeared in 1938 in plays performed in White Plains, New York, with Joan Tompkins. He made his Hollywood debut in 1935, and his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the Dust Bowl. Throughout six decades in Hollywood, Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in such classics as The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts and 12 Angry Men. Later, Fonda moved both toward darker epics such as Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West and lighter roles in family comedies such as Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 54th Academy Awards for the movie On Golden Pond, his final film role.
Fonda was the patriarch of a family of famous actors, including daughter Jane Fonda, son Peter Fonda, granddaughter Bridget Fonda, and grandson Troy Garity. His family and close friends called him “Hank”. In 1999, he was named the sixth-Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.
Why the story though?
I saw this quote by Les Brown and it reminded me of the story of Henry Fonda:
You see, as successful as Henry Fonda was, it was reported that he was throwing up before every stage performance, even at age 75. He was afraid every single time.
Who would have thought that a man celebrated so much would still be afraid!
What does this imply?
This means that whether or not you feel fear, you should still reach for your dreams.
It does not matter if fear comes your way, look fear in the eye:
As we begin a new week today, take this as an opportunity to reach for your dreams.
What is that dream in your heart?
I encourage you to reach out for your dreams and not your fear.
Have a great week.