Extraordinary Results Mid-October Newsletter
"It's not a fear...it's an adventure!"




, two years ago I was going to speak at a conference in Atlanta.  One of the members of the association I was going to speak for invited me to stay in her house to get a 'true Atlanta experience'. Very cool. But her next line in the e-mail filled me with horror.  She said "When you get to the airport hop on the Marta train and I'll pick you up at a spot near my home."  My first thought was "What in the world is a Marta train?" My next thought was "I've never been on a train and the thought of doing this scares me to death."

I went and told my husband about this and he looked at me with a big smile and said "That sounds like a LOT of fun!  In fact, it sounds like an adventure."

Hmmmmm.  An adventure.  What a new perspective to use instead of having fears.  What if whenever I face a fear I stop thinking of how afraid this makes me feel and I ask myself "If I would look upon this as an adventure, what would I do?"  This changes everything.

So I looked upon this Marta train experience as an adventure.  I kept a very positive attitude until I got on the train.  When I sat down I let go of my wheeled luggage to call my new friend so she'd know what time to pick me up at the train spot.  The minute I reached into my purse for my phone the train took off like a speeding bullet.  My luggage also took off and flew down to the end of the train!

Oh no.  Now what? I looked around for a sign with the rules.  There were no rules. Is it ok to get out of my seat?  I didn't know but I couldn't leave the luggage down at the end of the train. I got up and as I was running through the train in my heels to save my luggage I looked at every person that I passed and said "It's my first time on the train. It's my first time on the train."  Of course, they thought this was hilarious.

Well, looking upon this as an adventure helped me with my fears but it did not stop me from looking foolish! But, that's ok.  The important thing is to face our fears no matter what happens!

, what fear can you turn into an adventure?  How will this change your perception?  Will you now face your fear and do it?!

I want to hear from you!  Let me know at my blog.

Love & Confidence,

Elizabeth


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