This week, we had the opportunity to read about deconstructing our fear experiences. We went through an exercise that had us list our different fear, list our strategy to help mitigate the risk, and then list how we would rebound if that fear were to manifest itself.
It was a great exercise, and the point was to help us realize that most of our fears probably won’t come true, and if they do, we can have a plan to get through it. This should offer up some relief for us, and make it so that we don’t have to worry about things that may, or may not, happen.
As we finished this assignment, we were asked to respond to some questions as our journal posting for this week. The first question asks what the chances are that our worst case scenario will really happen.
I think that, as long as I work diligently, and I seek out the guidance of my Father in Heaven, my worst case scenario will probably not happen. I’m confident in my abilities, and I have great faith that my Father will help to guide me along the way.
The next question asks what themes might emerge as we list our various fears. I think the theme that comes up as I populate my list of fears, is one of failure. Almost all of my fears are based around not succeeding, and not fulfilling what I need to do. This is where I need to act on faith, and know that I will be successful.
The last question asked, prompts us to think about what the risk is, in taking no action. What would happen if we let fear take us over and stop us from moving forward. I think the risk here, is not living up to my full potential. I know that I can always go from one job to another, and more than likely continue to keep steady work. But, the risk to me, is not building what my Father has made me capable of building. I know that if I use my talents, and my resources, I can be very successful. And I know that this success will lead to greater opportunities to share with those around me.
The lessons learned this week were very valuable to me, and I look forward to implementing them in my every day life.