“A door opened and I went through it.” – Temple Grandin
I finally got to see the movie Temple Grandin this week.
If you haven’t yet seen it, I hope you will. It’s one of those rare movies I want to purchase. So I can watch it whenever I need some reminders about frustration, fear, determination, honesty, passion, humanity, overcoming the odds and cows.
It made me think ~ a lot. One of the things it made me think about was how I try to manage fear rather than invite her to be my companion (albeit often an unpleasant one).
There are so many times I want to do/be something that frightens me.
- Sometimes I let fear win out and give up.
- Sometimes I stuff fear back down or ignore her and move on.
- And sometimes I stay afraid and do/be it anyway.
I always feel most satisfied with option 3 ~ although, I almost always have to try 1 or 2 first. I’m stubborn. I AM trainable though. So I’m going into training ~ fear training. The next time she visits, I’m going to welcome her; accept her wisdom and nudgings; then I’m going to choose the next right step and invite her along.
How do you manage visits from fear?