Overcome fear by taking action.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one’s fear.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound. Rebuild those plans and set sail once more toward you coveted goal.
Working hard overcomes a whole lot of other obstacles. You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, and you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.