In the days leading up to storming the beaches of Normandy, General Dwight D. Eisenhower met with as many of his soldiers as possible.
He visited 26 divisions, 24 airfields and five ships. When he spoke with his men, he asked them what they wanted to do when they got home.
Not if. When.
This is how great leaders confront fear. Head on. Unflinchingly. But with hope.
Eisenhower once said, “Optimism and pessimism are infectious and they spread more rapidly from the head downward than from any other direction.”
Point is, he knew his stuff.