No Time For Fears

Photo by Ryan Gagnon from Unsplash.

“He who hesitates is lost!” / “Look before you leap!”

Somewhere between the two proverbs is the advice to calm your fears.

Happy Halloween!

No Time for Fears


I Choose

to assess risks and act judiciously.

I choose never to live in fear, to live joyously,

sleep soundly, and focus on my goals.

I have no time for fears.

Copyright© 2021 by Cheryl Batavia


  1. I did a double take when I read the “He who hesitates is lost” line…that was one of Dad’s common refrains and I always thought it was an ‘original’ quote!
    Finding the balance between fear and caution is key – caution sharpens our senses while fear fogs them up.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful response, Laura. My father also used to say that. I think the quote is traditional, although I found a couple of places that thought it originated with Cato. One said it was possibly from ancient Egypt.

      I like how you expressed the balance between fear and caution. ❤ Have a great day!

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