“It’s okay to be afraid, but it’s NOT okay to let that fear stop you from moving forward.”
Courage isn’t lack of fear (in most situations, that’s just lunacy), but going forward IN SPITE of the fear. That’s not to say that I fly headlong into dangerous situations. I raced bicycles for many years, and I crashed many times in those years (though I never did because of a car, even when there were close calls). But I never let any of those crashes stop me from showing up at the start line as soon as I was again able to do so.
So many of those wrecked bikes and videos of crashed have one thing in common — a loose nut between the handlebars and the seat. THe ones that don’t have that cause generally would have happened whether on a bike or in a car.