If there is a vital lesson to be learned from confronting this scourge, this pestilence, it is resolve. Sir Winston Churchill once said, “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” And we all remember the words of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.”
In my years of service in the U.S. Army, I came to realize that we all do have fears, but we should never take counsel of them--become paralyzed by them. And that is the job of leadership in crisis situations, to instill confidence and quell fears.
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