On Fear

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.
– Eleanor Roosevelt –
I sent my project report to the library yesterday. It’s done. I still can’t really believe it and I partly think someone, somewhere is going to call me up and say, “Bah! We lied! You’re not done your Masters; you’ll never be done!” But I know that’s just me being a worry wort. Because really and truly, it is over.
I learned a lot  in the process. I kept putting off the writing because I was scared of it. The report took on a life of its own that, as time went on, resembled the boogey man more and more. I thought the task was mightier than little me could handle, but when I got a closer look, it wasn’t all that bad after all. In fact, I felt a heck of a lot better facing it head on than I did dodging it.
Have you ever had a task that you kept avoiding? What did you do to pluck up the courage to face it?

4 thoughts on “On Fear

  1. From what I have read we are born with one fear! the fear of falling. All other fears are simply False Emotion Appearing Real or others say False Evidence Appearing Real. Fear initiates one of two reactions. Flight or Fight. Opportunities are always hidden in a healthy sampling of FEAR. The challenge is as you noted facing it head on! You have done it. Congratulations. PaPa

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