“Each time we face our fears, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” ~www.thinkexist.com
"Acknowledging and overcoming fear are important to personal growth. Fear is one of the basic emotions. Some say that fear and love, its opposite, are the only real emotions. Fear is a contracting emotion. When we feel it we draw into ourselves. If we give in to it or allow it to take over we limit our range of possibilities, we become less than we really are. It is one of the barriers to personal growth." ~www.personal-growth-poetry.com
So many times in my life I have allowed 'fear' to keep me in situations that were not good for me. Fear of retaliation; Fear of being alone; Fear of what others' think; Fears for my children; and the most popular fear most of us have... the 'Fear of Change'.
Each and every time though, once I faced a fear and got the strength to take the first step in what was usually a major change in my life, I gained confidence and became stronger and stronger with each of the next steps. Finally realizing the 'process' has helped me to 'take action' sooner, rather than later in the last few years.
Using what I learned, has allowed me to help my son overcome and deal with his fears, and the anxiety that goes with as well. Most people don't even know he has A.S. anymore, because he has faced his fears and learned to deal with them also.
What a 'major change' in both our lives!