Do you want to be scared (post by Kirk Weisler)

scared to death

Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile… initially scared me to death. –Betty Bender

I don’t know about “scared to death” but the truth for me is… that I was scared before my first real ‘industry related speech’ and I was scared about leaving the security of a corporate entity and trying to provide for my then young family on my own.  I was scared about everything I didn’t know about publishing a book …and I was scared about the cost of putting together my first book just to get it ready for the printer.  Then… the printing costs were scary . I mean what if no one really wanted to buy a book about Poop and Initiative?

I can make a list of the most worthwhile things in my life… and trace almost all of them back to a moment of uncertainty or fear.  While,  ’scared to death’ sounds a bit dramatic…. it is reflective of a reality.  Fear of the new and unknown is natural… overcoming it is needful.  I’ve been taught that “faith is the moving cause of all action” and that “fear robs faith”.  So if we let fear paralyze us, and stop us from going it will also stop us from growing.  We’ll just stay stuck in the muck scared to make a move and take a risk.

But if we will face our fears… with faith, courage, determination and some degree of preparation and planning…  AND THEN we act… we move, we begin to work towards our goal…we grow more and become more…and are scared less and less.  As our faith, confidence and courage grow, there is less and less room for our fears and doubts.

Soon, almost before we know it …our fears have fled and we’ve done that scary thing. We got married, quit the job or applied for a new one, write the book, called someone to apologize and begin again… we’ve chosen to Act Courageously and so we’ve become more courageous.  Or as my Rebecca says to our kids…..

Act the way you want to be and soon you’ll become the way you act. ~ Rebecca Weisler

Reminds me of that line from the movie “WE Bought a Zoo”  – “Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage”

Categories: kirk weisler, coffee sugar, exercise 3, yoga class, and walking in the garden. | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

FOX40

Sacramento breaking news, weather, sports and social media

Authors-choice

American Journal of Preventive Medicine, God, Human sexual activity, Premarital sex, Sexual intercourse, Sexuality, Sexually transmitted disease, Uncategorized, Virginity, Abortion, Rape, Pornography & God, Premarital sex & happiness, True meaning of Sexual intercourse, Virginity & Love

myfox8.com

News, Weather, Sports and more from WGHP Fox 8 Television

McCarthy English

We study our language, and this site can help

As I See Things (through the lens)

Images and Words of Jeffrey Johnston

%d bloggers like this: