Fear is a very powerful word and earlier this year I wrote an article calling it the new four letter word. It is something we all have and when we become disabled it rears its ugly head in many ways.
The unknown is the biggest since we are embarking on a journey that we know nothing about and in many cases we do not even know of anyone that has been down the road before us. Once we can see and admit that the fear exists then we can work on taking steps on concoring it a little bit at a time. There is an old Chinese proverb that says something like a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. This is where a coach comes in to help you figure out the steps it will take to get you through the unknown and come out the other side better than before.
Fear can bring out a strength in you that you did not know you had before that is what happened to me. Finding that you cannot give up is a quality that most people possess that at times others can see long before we can see it for ourselves. This is one thing that I find amazing about becoming disabled, even though it is very scary at times I could not give up and I did not know where my strength came from.
When you look at the big picture that you are now disabled it is very scary and yes there are many things to fear. But, if you take things one step at a time your new life will not seem quite as scary and things you fear will not hold the power over you that they once commanded.
I would love to hear about what you fear and how you have concord it, or how you are working through the fear. Post a comment either on the blog or on Facebook!
Until next time when we talk about resentment – should be a good one!