National Face Your Fears Day...What’s Yours?

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National Face Your Fears Day...What’s Yours?

Who isn’t afraid of something?  If you say you’re not, you’re just kidding fear of heightsyourself. 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 

Anyway...it worked. 

 

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???

 

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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!



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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Kathy. Fear of heights and fear of public speaking have been partially overcome heeding the advice of Emerson. Enjoy your day 

Oct 15, 2019 06:31 AM #6
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Good morning Kathy Streib -  I think that focus works.  I find the never looking down when climbing helps.  I think that focusing on a goal makes you avoid the distractions.

Oct 15, 2019 06:42 AM #7
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My greatest fear was realized June 2, 2016. So F fear. 

I eat frogs every day. Taste like chocolate!

Oct 15, 2019 07:28 AM #8
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Hi Kathy Streib,

There are a lot of people who are trying to find out what your fears are to use against you in some form or another.  I agree we all have fears but I don't telegraph mine and I do work to overcome them. Face them, and you start to realize that the fear is usually something that you over-projected in your mind. 

Oct 15, 2019 08:14 AM #9
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Kathy,

So far so good, my biggest fear is the world running out of chocolate...A

Oct 15, 2019 11:03 AM #10
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Kathy you and I share the same fear.  I do not let it keep me from doing what I need to, but I don't heights

Oct 15, 2019 12:13 PM #11
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Kathy,

I was telling Ron about your post over lunch.  He asked me to add that his biggest fear is the world running out of Champagne!  A

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Hi Kathy I like Alexandra and Ron's biggest fears - running out of chocolate and champagne.  As for me, there is a very high, windy and winding very dangerous mountain path in CO that I will never ever do again. It has no fence and one mistake and you're over the hill about a mile or so. There were RV after Rv's plus big trucks and regular cars  packed one after the other all the way down the day we went down it. Typically I don't have a problem with passes but that one, holy smokes it was a nightmare ride. I was never so relieved to be finally off that nightmare!

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Although, I'm not really willing to jump out of a perfectly good plane with a parachute on, there isn't much I'm afraid of at my age.  I do worry about the future of my grandkids and kids though.

Oct 15, 2019 04:27 PM #14
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Nina Hollander I'm not crazy about snakes but I don't freak out like I used to. 

Rightly so Donald Urschalitz I hated it when we were on our boat trying to head home in a lightning storm. 

Sham Reddy CRS good ones to think about!

Oct 15, 2019 05:30 PM #15
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Sheila Anderson if I think too much about something that I might fear it becomes bigger than the real fear. 

 Kat Palmiotti be careful when driving this winter!!!

Wayne Martin I don't fear speaking in public because I've had to do it so much. 

Oct 15, 2019 05:33 PM #16
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Grant Schneider I've tried the never looking down thing and it does help. 

Candice A. Donofrio chocolate frogs...Harry Potter!  I've learned to grit my teeth and move ahead. 

Oct 15, 2019 05:36 PM #17
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I tell myself that the fear of heights thing is an inner ear thing. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel oh my gosh...now I have another thing to fear!!!! Please we need our dark chocolate!

 

 

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George Souto  outside of not climbing up a deer blind, I've not yet let it stop me. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel add another one!!! Given my choice of adult beverages, it would always be champagne!!!! 

Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales  not a big fan of those. There are people who have a fear of bridges. At some bridges, you can hire someone to drive you and your car over the bridge. 

Oct 15, 2019 05:47 PM #19
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Myrl Jeffcoat you said exactly what Larry (former F4 pilot) always says...why would I want to jump from a perfectly good airplane!

Oct 15, 2019 05:48 PM #20
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I'm with Myrl Jeffcoat - worrying about the world we're leaving our children and grandchildren is something that can wake me up in the middle of the night. But--with some yoga, meditation and focusing on gratitude, fear subsides.

Oct 15, 2019 06:34 PM #21
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I am right there with you on the height thing....and didn't know I was claustrophic until an MRI years ago...I guess I am a space person...with comfort levels of height and that's ok with me.

Oct 16, 2019 12:39 AM #22
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Morning Kathy.

You know my fear is of snakes.  No ma'am, I will not be facing those today.

Oct 16, 2019 12:46 AM #23
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Hi Kathy:

Well I missed this important day, but it doesn't matter. I still hate and fear spiders. And I worry about our world and where it's headed, and the safety of my grandkids!!

Jeff

Oct 18, 2019 02:55 PM #24
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Sharon Tara
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Far too many fears for me...been that way my whole life.

I have never liked roller coasters or heights. I have been to Disney many times and wasn't brave enought to attempt Tower of Terror. I tried once, but chickened out just before entering the dreaded elevator...did the walk of shame out the back exit.

Last year when we went to Disney I was determined I was going to do it and was so proud of myself when I did. Funny thing is I LOVED it. Wish I could have done it again but lines were too long.

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