Today, in a moment of quiet, I open an email from Amethyst Mahoney, where she talked about fear. Her It inspired me to remember that I need to pick up and live. In her email today, she was describing her fear of heights and how debilitating it could be, but and not give in she always does things that challenges that fear, whether it be a zip line or rappelling. She puts herself out there and makes herself face it down.
She talks about how her husband tries to make it easier for her, so she doesn’t have to face her fears. Most of us have tendency to shy away from what scares us. for many it is a deep anxiety that the world prays on, Amethyst talks about how the anxiety makes it hard to breath, she gets shaky, starts sweating, and has to fight the urge to buckle under the Fear. So on her vacation to Chicago she describes standing in line waiting to get on the sky deck. She describes how all the things that could go wrong would run through her mind. finally as the people in front of her were getting off the sky deck how she took a deep breath, reasoned that they had not died that it wasn’t likely she would not either. So she closed her eyes, held onto her husband’s hand and did it anyway. In the end her panic receded and she had the time of her life. In the end she didn’t want to leave.
I think most of us have some deep-seated fears, I know I do. Everyone deals with that a little differently. I tend to plunge right in despite my fear and pretend to be more confident than I am. In the end I usually find so many rewards, and sometimes I fall on my head. I get though it.
So let me ask you, what is the true cost of falling victim to our own inner voices and influences of people who try to convince you will fail? If you are one of those people who Wilts under pressure, what is your fears and doubts costing you? What is the worst thing that could happen if you do fail? The bigger question though is what could you gain?
I would like share a link to video that I watched years ago that helped me change from person who would avoid my fears to someone who stands up and walks on through it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0HVwnOS0Wg&t=186s
I will leave you with the challenge of watching this video and see what changes it will make in your life. What doors will it open for you? I will look forward to hearing some of yours answers.