Have you ever been so afraid and pushed yourself right through it? Felt that sinking feeling and forced yourself forward? It is said that F.E.A.R. is an acronym for "False Emotions Appearing Real". I have heard that statement on numerous occasions, but it wasn't until I was faced head on with it that I truly understood.
I like to think of myself as an adventurous gal, so climbing up a pole and jumping off appeared to be a piece of cake... right? Well I climbed that pole like a little monkey and then I got to the top. Everything changed! That 20" pole appearedto be all of 50' and my legs began to shake. Oh my goodness, now what. I had to some how get my feet ON TOP of this tiny wobbly disk, LET GO, stand up, turn around and jump - NOT WITHOUT A NET!!!!!
The F.E.A.R. set in and I was shaking like a leaf. While trying to regain my composure, I heard the crowd below yelling "The Pole Doesn't Shake, You Do" - I some how mustered up enough will to get both feet on top of that pole, stand up, turn around and jump for the bar.
It was an amazing experience. Sure I have been in situations that I was fearful of and made it through, but this was different. In a matter of seconds, I had to decide to believe in myself and move. Not hours or days, . . . seconds.
This was a really cool experience. I hope that you too get an opportunity to experience your true abilities.
"With greater confidence in yourself and your abilities, you will set bigger goals, make bigger plans, and commit yourself to achieving objectives that today you only dream about."
- Brian Tracy: author and speaker.
This was previously inappropriately posted in Wordless Wednesday - Sorry for the error....
Photo taken at High Valley Ranch - Clearlake Oaks, CA - photo by Phyllis Frates, Big Lens Photography, San Rafael, CA -