The Day I Faced F.E.A.R. Head On!

Mortgage and Lending with AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953 NMLS 274839

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....

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April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Gwenn - You are definitely braver than I!!

Feb 04, 2009 08:07 AM #1
Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839
AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953 - Appleton, WI
The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE

April - I was shaking like a leaf! There was only one way down and I made it. Wheeeew

Feb 04, 2009 09:13 AM #2
Zane Coffin
Century-21 Homestar - Geneva, OH
(Geneva Ohio Real Estate Agent)

That's you Gwenn.....see now that is cool I would do that... but I don't want to fly in a planeand I have to in like 3 weeks.........peace zane

Feb 04, 2009 11:13 AM #3


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Feb 04, 2009 05:43 PM #4
Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839
AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953 - Appleton, WI
The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE

Zane: It was a great experience - I just realized that I goofed with this post. Wordless Wednesday! And I have words. Sorry to all for the words.......

Feb 05, 2009 12:04 AM #5
Tina Allen
Exit Realty Tri-County - Mount Dora, FL

Thanks for sharing Gwenn,  I was shaking just thinking about standing up there!  Good for you for just going for it!

Feb 05, 2009 02:32 AM #6
Peggy Wester
Realty Executives Integrity - Grafton, WI
Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County

Yikes! Hats off to you, Gwenn. I could never do that.

Feb 06, 2009 05:19 AM #7

Hi Gwenn,

Some how I stumbled upon your photo and your website, for reasons unknown to me!  I, too, did that leap at High Valley Ranch, just three weeks ago.  Reading your words about your experience just now came at the right time- there are no coincidences!  You called me on my BS, unintentionally!  :)  So, thank you, for having this posted for the world to see and congratulations on continuing to achieve your goals.

With aloha,

Nicole (formerly of Wisconsin, now living some of my dream in Hawai'i!)

Mar 04, 2009 07:57 AM #8
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