And do it anyway.
Susan Jeffers wrote this remarkable self help book and released it way back in 1987. Possibly before many of guys were born, or in my case, many years after…!
It is hard to consider that this type of book would have been so wee received when you consider how backward (and we considered ourselves progressive…!) the world was way back when. Today we readily accept self help books as part of life. We accept mental health issues a great deal more readily than we might once have done, we accept the fact that people share on forums, people share by blogging their experiences (I am a prime example of this as you would agree).
Now I know and understand that peoples lives have changed out of all recognition in comparison to the decade affectionately know as “The Eighties” but back then I doubt very much if this kind of approach was given as much credibility as it is today.
Now what am I talking about. Well this is not a book review for sure, I am simply raising a very quick issue that we all suffer from at times in our lives. As you know I am currently on a confidence course and as amazing as that might sound (for those of you who know me personally) I am learning many good things to take with me on the rest of my life journey.
To be honest the main one is that as I say everyone feel like this sometimes in their life. We are not all “gung ho!” every day. We all need to understand that sometimes our game is off and unfortunately this nearly always coincides with the days when we are expected to shine!
Do not be afraid to fail because by failing we learn. Do not be afraid of being anxious but if we are, all we must ask is “Why” and let the brain work it out. It is a natural flight or fight reaction to many situations and we just need to get it in check.
I have learned over the past few years to say “What’s the worse that could happen?” and I have become a much more confident person than I once was. Yes, I still sit alone at home some days and shut myself off from the world but I more often than not take that decision to “Feel the Fear and do it anyway”
As todays parting shot I will offer you this very simple little gem of a quote by one of the words wisest men.
As Gandhi said “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear”
Stay out of the fridge.
P.S, Apologies for publishing before I was finished!