Have you had experiences in life when you have had to tell yourself to “drop the fear”?
Recently I climbed a ladder, which was more than twice as tall as I am.
As my husband stood outside of (what will be) our new soap studio on his ladder, I climbed my own ladder inside. Together we tugged on the huge electrical wiring until we got it fed through the much-smaller conduit.
As I climbed the ladder my heart began to thud. I thought I was not going to make it. I repeated the old saying, because that was all that I could think to do for myself at the moment, “Don’t look down.”
Then I remembered what I did last summer, something that made me realize I could climb ladders as long as I put the fear aside. I remembered something as simple as the motorcycle safety class. I had to put my fear away to pass the course. I nearly allowed fear to change the outcome!
Suddenly the fear of being up in the air, high up on the ladder, went away.
Facing the fear came as clear to me as life itself.
Next time you are facing something that seems enormous, something that you feel you cannot accomplish (that you could easily say “no” to) and allow someone else to do, remember to believe in yourself. Have faith. Claim the ownership.
Beat the fear…drop it like a hot potato…what you can achieve by doing so can really help you climb ladders – even those that seem to reach up into the clouds – hands down. Goodbye obstacle!