Nachi yet again:
is late but your message did not arrive in my in-box until late yesterday
afternoon, and I did not have time to respond before
I loved the
words in this message and have to say they reminded me of the words in the book
"Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway." I hate to admit it but I feel that I
still have too many fears that need to be overcome, mostly things that I am
afraid will happen. I do not consider myself to be a real worrier as I do
not spend all my time worrying, but I do consider myself to be very concerned,
about certain things, that I am always afraid will happen, things that will
change my life in some way and most of them related to my son, who I know is not
living the life I would like him to live and who does not walk close with God
all -- something that really concerns me. I know he is a man and has to
make his own decisions and walk this own path, but I just cannot seem to let go
of my concerns about the decisions he makes and the path he is walking, mostly
because he is so negative and so unhappy with hi life. So that
is probably my greatest fear -- that something will happen to him before I
can make him see that even with all the problems and concerns in life, it is
still beautiful and we should all be grateful just to be to be alive during
these times of so much joy and so much change.
Be that as
it may, I still love messages like this because they all have a morale, and
include things we should all remember every day we are
enjoy your day.
light and angel hugs,
----- Original Message -----
Ready for your thought of the week?
Today, I have a joke
for you. Read on...
Three guys were walking in the desert when the came across a
canyon that they couldn't cross. They thought they would
around it when all of a sudden a genie pops out of
nowhere. "You look like
decent men, he says, I'll help you
get across this canyon. All you have to
do is jump off and
yell what you want to be."
The men think about
it for a while and they say ok. The
first guy jumps off, says "eagle", and
he flies to the other
The next guy jumps off, says
"butterfly", and he flies to
the other side as well.
last guy is really scared of heights and he tells his
friends (on the
other side) he can't do it. But they
convince him. So he shakingly walks
up to the edge of the
canyon, he jumps off and he screams "OH SH*T!"
That illustrates pretty well the power
of fear, doesn't it?
Here are three strategies you can use to deal with
~* 1- Learn from it. Fear rarely is purely irrational; if
we're afraid, there's a reason. Find that reason, and create
plan to put all odds on your side. Simply.
~* 2- Accept your fear,
break the inertia, get started, and
accept to be awkward. Lower your
standards temporarily, just
to give yourself the latitude you need to get
Sometimes, just taking the first step is extraordinary, and
there are certain things that we can learn only from
when our fear is very intense, it's almost
impossible to master it
completely; so the best strategy may
be to simply move forward and accept
in advance that we
won't be "perfect."
~* 3- Another
approach is to "do as if." To do as if you
were not afraid, as if you were
sure to succeed. To put your
fear aside and set your mind to success. This
requires a generous dose of mental strength, but it
completely neutralizes the fear.
Obviously, you want to use that
strategy as much as
possible, but especially when you HAVE to be on top of
game (ex.: job interview).
Enjoy your week,
feel free to pass on Coach Marie-Pier's Thought of
the Week to your
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