National Face Your Fears Day...What’s Yours?
Who isn’t afraid of something? If you say you’re not, you’re just kidding yourself. We all have things, people, or situations that scare us.
You’ve heard of Face your fears...and it’s true.
Sometimes being afraid of something is the protective part of us that alerts us to be cautious, for whatever reason.
I have always been afraid of heights. For example, I couldn’t climb up the deer blind on Larry’s lease. I feel like someone is going to push the EJECT button on my seat if we’re in a stadium sitting in the nosebleed section.
And you know those ads they have before the movies in the theater when the roller coaster takes you through photos of popcorn and candy? Totally dizzyfying for me. And I’ll never again go over the Royal Gorge Bridge** in Colorado unless I’m drugged and unaware of my surroundings.
However, so that I don’t go through life in total panic mode I found something that helps me...FOCUS.
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. Brian Tracy
It all started with that little roller coaster ad at the beginning of the movies in the theater. One day I was determined that the silly little roller coaster on screen was not going to make me look away.
I gritted my teeth and focused straight into the screen
Our ability to focus can help us in so many ways. Being in the present, read posts by Ron and Alexandra Seigel if you need inspiration, focusing on your goals and staying focused on the positive can wipe away most any fear.
What do you fear???
Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain. Ralph Waldo Emerson
**If you get dizzy easily, be careful if you click on this site!