Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Conquering our Fears...
“When you face your fear, most of the time you will
discover that it was not really such a big threat after all.
We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation,
for it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.” ~Les Brown
I was reading an article in an old issue of Readers Digest that said 97% of the world’s population has a phobia. Whether it’s spiders, closed spaces, germs, or what have you, it seems that we all have something that gives us a case of the “heebie geebies”.
From the time I was a little boy I have had a paralyzing fear of heights. I'm not sure where it originated, but it's been there as long as I can remember. I’ve never even ridden a roller coaster in my life due to this fear. Crazy eh?
Lately, I have become determined to conquer this fear. I am thinking of conquering my fear of heights by participating in one of the following three activities: zip lining, rock climbing, or parasailing. Of the three, I am leaning towards parasailing since it’s offered where I will be vacationing this summer!
I think it’s very important to conquer our fears, and I feel that by conquering this fear I will be able to engage in activities that I have previously missed out on.
What are some of your phobias?