But sometimes, you can tell by the expression. . . .
I saw her headed toward me, red-faced and determined. I turned to face her, and with a big grin, asked, “How can I help you?”
She stuck her finger in my face and proclaimed, “YOU CAN GO TAKE A LEAP!”
With that, she turned and stormed out.
For a few moments, I was in shock, not quite sure what to do with that.
Then, I decided that maybe it was good advice. I should take some leaps! We should ALL take some leaps! Take some risks, push our comfort zones, grow, stretch.
We think fear is our friend. We listen to fear. Whenever we feel fear, we are tempted to believe we should stop, retreat, and be safe.
Too often, we believe fear is an Avoidance Detector. I believe it is an Importance Detector.
Fear points out when something is important. Maybe we need to be careful and avoid it. But maybe we need to pursue it, because it is important.
Whenever we feel fear, it is telling us something is important. What we do with that is up to us.
Today, I explore how to make fear your Importance Detector.