Main Question or Discussion Point
--Eleanor RooseveltDo one thing every day that scares you.
Well she's often given credit for that quote, but what she actually said was,
Meh, close enough.You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”
The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it. If you fail anywhere along the line it will take away your confidence. You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Today, I turned wood on a lathe. It was from a stump of a plum tree that was in our yard (just goes to show you that if you're a tree in our yard, you better make decent fruit!). It's scary because the tool can get away from you and get flung across the room, or you can get tangled up in the lathe. Both of those are bad, bad things but the second one is probably worse. Neither happened today, and tomorrow I will finish my first wood bowl.
So what did you do today that scared you?