Risk. Not the game – the real thing…and its older sibling Fear. Palling around, having coffee, reminiscing about the good old days and feeding off each other…nice that they have a relationship but…I embrace Risk but I don’t really want to hangout with Fear! They don’t come as a package deal so I choose Risk alone – no Fear, thank you.
Before I go too far into this personification exercise, I will state out loud (here) that I sent my book to Barnes & Noble. It is now up to BN to decide. And to Edible Finger Lakes Magazine…AND a list of others to approach….all building up to Real Simple Magazine!
I have stopped the”what if” and “this is hard” and am taking the step – Leap and the net will appear…
Maybe it is more of a stepping over Fear not leaping past it or off of it – I see it, it’s there. Sometimes, I think it is good to say hello to Fear and then walk on by. I think Fear likes to be acknowledged for the possibility that she keeps me safe, helps me avoid messes, and learn from repeated mistakes. I do not like feeling unsafe – and in those moments (flat tire at 9pm somewhere in NJ) I am sure my acquaintance Fear keeps me alert and forces some decision making and planning that NEVER puts me in a situation like that again. Good Fear? Maybe. Almost always feels like there is a little bit of an “I Told You So” and “What Were You Thinking” with Fear…
Risk will have me over for coffee – will let me look around a little and help me think things through….Risk and I are a little more aligned on our values and there is room for discussion…Risk and I have a friendship to cultivate and nurture. There may still be messages of learning but in the form of kind reminders and gentle nudging for change…That is my kind of friend.
What kind of relationship do you have with Fear? How can you get to know Risk better?
Have a Nothing New Day! ~Kristin