Speech Summary.... As we face the present day Global landscape there are economic, health and social concerns that have presented themselves as monumental opposition to our peace of mind. Throughout the history of humankind, there have always been challenging moments. In the 1330s mankind face the Bubonic plague that killed millions. In the past century, America faced the great economic depression of the 1930s and the social unrest of the 1960s. Fear will either cause you to flee or fight. At first, the spirit of fear prevailed and these events devastated the population and threaten the very fabric of life. But, in the face of those challenging moments there were those who decided not to run from these enormous challenges, but instead, to face these issues head on. And, because they did, the world not only survived but strived. Life went on and mankind lived to fight another day. On our journey through life we will encounter challenging moments that will seem as though they are more than we can face. In these defining moments you must be brave enough to fight through. You must face your fears and trust the pure potential that lies in you. Every creation was forged from a place where action over took fear. Your creation or purpose is inside you, begging to come forward. You can’t allow yourself to be conditioned, shaped, and programmed by fear. Fear, once developed in your life, will rear its ugly head every time you face challenging moments. We must take control of our life and live it by design and not by default. When we adjust our life to accommodate fear, we live it by default. I once heard someone say “Fear is false evidence appearing real,” a fear driven life is not a purpose driven one. Knowing what we are capable of and being brave enough to face the moment is crucial to living the life designed for us by purpose. When I was six years old my father made me face two bullies that terrorized my life. He was not trying to teach me to be a fighter. He was teaching me to be brave. He wanted me to face my fears and trust in my ability to respond. He knew every time that I faced my fears, whether the outcome was the desired one or not that I would win from the experience of being fearless. He knew that I would gain momentum and confidence and I would be better equipped as I faced the unavoidable challenges that life presents. Don’t allow your destiny to be shaped by the lack of confidence or fear. When you do, you will lose your true self, and you are no longer living the life that is purpose for you. Embrace every new challenging moment and move forward fearlessly. Knowing that unproductive and unhealthy fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) will always present evidence that the moment is greater than you. The challenges of the moment are real! What is false is the assertion that you are not capable of prevailing in the moment. When there seems to be chaos, choose to be a leader who will be fearless in the face of challenging times. Don’t spend your time identifying problems and invoking fear. Be a fearless leader who will fight to solve our present day problems. So, face your fears and go forward, because, you are more than a conqueror!