08/22/2014 12:00 pm ET Updated Oct 22, 2014

How to Be Brave in 8 Steps

Jack Canfield said: "Everything we want is on the other side of our fear."

In my life thus far, I've been fortunate enough to live many of my dreams... and survive a few hair-raising experiences (a lion attack, robbery at gunpoint, and more). Many people ask how I've gotten the chance to travel the world, act on national television, make a documentary film in Congolese refugee camps, blog on HuffPost, etc. -- and honestly, a lot of it comes down to constantly making the choice to feel my fears and take action in spite of them them. As Arianna Huffington observed: "Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear."

Bravery -- like anything else -- is a muscle that we all have the capacity to develop.

In this video, I share eight steps I use on a regular basis to face and overcome my fears to live with courage:

Please post in the comment section below to let me know how you overcome fear in your life. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas.

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Originally posted on the HOLSTEE Mindful Matter magazine