A man was diagnosed with cancer and was told he had only a few months to live. Soon after that, a burglar was trapped in a nearby store. The man volunteered to go in and apprehend the criminal. He reasoned that if he died in the process, he would become a hero rather than experience an uneventful death. The burglar was so overwhelmed by this man’s boldness that he surrendered.
The man volunteered for other acts of bravery and astonished everyone. But then the doctors informed him that they had misdiagnosed his case. He did not have cancer and would live. His fear returned, and his courage and power were lost.
–Achieving True Success