You gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Five Reasons I Try Things that Terrify Me
What's the point of life if we don't try new things? It's easy to build fear of the unknown, but it can only become known if you try it. That doesn't mean we should ignore our gut... I'm okay with never trying bungee-jumping.
I like to grow and expand my interests, because I think it makes me a better person. Every day I learn something new, and I wouldn't want it any other way. Some things I don't like, and some I love. But I hope to constantly be adding to both lists. Sometimes knowing what you DO NOT like is as important as knowing what you do.
I don't want my fears to automatically become theirs. I want them to see me embrace life (responsibly and with preparation, of course), so they do. As a mom, it's so much more about what we show them than what we tell them.
Few things impede success like the fear of failure. If you constantly look over your shoulder, you can't see the opportunities that lie ahead. (So much easier said than done.)
None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, so I don't want to assume there will be another day to overcome my fears. Today is as good as any.
If you are afraid of heights, I'm not suggesting you climb Mt. Everest. Although I'd certainly be impressed. Just don't let that fear keep you from climbing to the top row to see you child's college graduation.
There are certainly universal fears... like losing a child. I don't know a parent who doesn't legitimately have that fear. Or maybe it's losing a parent.
Why do you face your fears? What are you afraid of?