Feeling the Fear and Doing it Anyway
I was reminded today that confidence is not about the absence of fear. It's about feeling the fear and doing it anyway. Rock climbing with Elizabeth, she was very nervous and didn't want to go to the top. She did. And when she got down I said "Elizabeth you did it! You overcame your fear!" She replied, "I know! But I was still super scared!" And that's the lesson. Some people think that those with confidence never feel fear. But that's not true. They feel fear (or doubt, or self-pity...) just like the next person. But decide to not let it stop them.