Every day we make thousands of decisions, some big and some small. Then there are some that need to be made and yet we sit on them, analyze the pro’s and con’s to death and never really make the decision. Maybe fear takes over or we are not confident in our ability to do it. Whatever it is, we stay stuck.
This past summer my granddaughter came for a visit and she taught me a simple, but yet profound piece of wisdom. I took her to the amusement park at MOA to ride the approved rides, basically nothing that turned her upside down or was a roller coaster. However, the minute we walked in she spotted the roller coaster and wanted to ride it. I explained that she would not like it and that her parents had told me she was scared to death of these rides. Doing my best to discourage her but nothing worked, as she was determined to ride it. After a careful assessment that she would be OK, I decided to let her try. Long story short, she came off that ride beaming from ear to ear, so proud of herself for doing. She rode another 3 times!
On the way home we talked about how she overcame her fear and how courageous she was for doing something that scared her. Then I asked her why she decided to ride it and she simply replied, “I just decided it was time and I did not want to be scared any more”. My jaw dropped at her wisdom and I wondered how many times fear kept me from making a decision.
I figure that if my granddaughter can overcome her fear just by deciding to do so, then I can too! How about you? Are you willing to make a decision that scares you?
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