These are two words that inspired me at work today, which led me to take on my first step in confronting a fear. Feeling much more relieved now, I also thank this article that I read a while ago: Why Your Fears Won’t Come True.
Those dreaded conversations, when I finally take them on, never turn out quite like I thought. I’ve rehearsed long tangents of tricky conversations that never happened. I’ve even flow-charted intimidating phone calls in my head – if he says A I’ll say B, if he says C, I’ll say D.
This is almost always useless. He never says A, or C. That’s because whatever I’ve predicted, that’s not the way it’s going to go down. Because I’m just chicken, not psychic.