Words of wisdom from a science-fiction classic

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I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

from Dune by Frank Herbert

Go Ahead, Imagine a Jump!

I was just checking my site stats and I was a bit surprised to find out that there’s still some people visiting my blog, even though I haven’t been writing for a while now.

Probably some of them are relatives and friends coming here to check what I’m up to. But there are also random people who end up here while searching for “euromast”, “euromast rotterdam zipline”, “abseilen euromast”, “euromast tower gliding”. And searching for that, they find this.

It’s interesting how that is my most read post of 2011. Well, it was Freshly Pressed (yay!), so it’s not that strange that so many people had read it. But it’s funny how they still find out about it, just searching stuff on Google.

So I went back to that post and I read it one more time.

And even though one of the things I should learn to do is to stop looking back and look forward, I think that I can and should look back at the feeling of that day. How I was feeling scared, but how I was able to overcome my fears, do something I was afraid of, and enjoy it! I should always keep that in mind. Specially when I feel scared of doing something, which is quite often.

Overcoming fears is also the theme of¬†a blog I’ve recently started following. Since I first read it I could see a lot of myself on what it was said about feeling anxious, scared and insecure. But even though I read and relate to it, I have never left a comment. I don’t know exactly why…no, actually I do. What stops me is that I think that whatever comment I may make, it can’t be that interesting. Or something like that. How silly, right?

So what to do about that? Well, first of all leave a comment there. And then let be inspired by that blog’s example. I know for a fact that the world outside your comfort zone can be full of surprises (most of the time nice ones ;-)).

As I let myself (not so gently!) fall from the Euromast, I might as well jump once again out of my comfort zone and see what I find!