Sunday, July 22, 2007
I was going thru some of my old emails, and found a sparkmail with this in it. I thought it was great, and worth saving, so I thought I would put it here for anyone else to read too. :) It really got me thinking. I am usually one of those people that say, "I cant do that", and then I never try. I am going to start conquering those "monsters under my bed", one at a time!
All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly and its spines crumble.
- William S. Halsey, WWII U.S. Admiral
Facing your worst fears
Your worst fears are usually the ones that never happen. Unfortunately, they're also the ones that keep you from trusting yourself and your abilities. Doesn't it seem silly to give up in the face of an anxiety that may be no more real than the fairy tale troll that lives under the bridge? If you approach a possible roadblock with hesitation, it might resist and break your resolve. But if you step forward with confidence, you can climb that wall, even one inch at a time, and pull yourself over the top. It's all about confidence, which you build by facing problems. Then you know that you can take on anything that comes along. The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality.