It’s common for people to think about putting their mark on the world and leaving it a better place than when they arrived. But in many cases people fail to put those thoughts into action – possibly because they’re hesitant to step outside their comfort zones. Too often we’re taught to be fearful and that hampers the actions we take and the decisions we make. We need to be taught to be courageous.

I experienced my own challenges growing up, suffering the wrath of an abusive father and trying to overcome obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) that left me burdened by stress.

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