I recently watched the movie “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” and the main character, nine year old Oskar Schell, made a comment that I instantly wrote down and vowed to remember. Right before embarking on a life changing and entirely frightening journey, Oskar vowed that “nothing is going to stop me… not even me”. This statement of bravery in the face of one’s own fears made an impact on me. If I look at my own life and talk to others about their journey, it is amazing how often we choose the path that is laid out before us rather than the one we desire, the one “less traveled”. When I think of those I admire the most, I often forget that they too had an inner voice of fear that they chose to rise above. The concept of choosing faith over fear can apply to our career path, our situations, or even our day-to-day approach to life. The decision to be in the moment, to focus on the positive, and pay as much attention to others as we pay to ourselves requires bravery. We have to get out of our own way, each day, so that we become the person we want to be, not the person we are.