When you stare down your fears.

I mean really stare them down.

Chest out, shoulders back, barely blinking.

When you look at them with a snarl, speaking powerful words to yourself.

Something remarkable happens.

They get smaller.

You feel bigger.

They become less daunting.

You become bolder.

They start to hide in the corner.

You take up more room.

You realise that you had given them too much power.

But not anymore, because you have stared them down and won.