Last week I went to a seminar on “communication” - for some reason I find it funny that someone with a BA in Communications and a MA in Marketing needs to go to a communication seminar, but anyway... continuing education requirements. The class was actually pretty good. More a set of reminders and thought starters than anything. Oh and of course, two short work days in which I got to wear casual clothes – can’t really forget that part. The teachers was very nice – she had so much to share and you could tell she really cared. I didn’t leave the class with the answers I was seeking ( like how to respond to someone who constantly disagrees with you, no matter what), but I did leave with a few good thoughts and some inspiration.
If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know I recently read On Becoming Fearless. I know deep down that I am not taking enough risks and am also quite scared of some of the things going on in my life right now. So when the teacher referred to fear as false evidence appearing real, I tilted my head and had a small ah ha moment. She said that only 5% of what we worry about and fear will ever happen. Seriously, only 5%. I have no idea if she is really right, but I hope she is... I feel a bit more free today.
She also stated that failure is refusing to try again. I know my Pops always told me not to be afraid of mistakes - You have to make them to learn from them. But hearing it last week, made me realize that maybe I am not as fearful as I thought. I may get down or sidetracked, but I always try again! Giving up is not an option.
So, I thought I would share these little words of wisdom. Maybe someone out there needs a little reminder too.