Even the Squirrels Thought I was Crazy

As a kid, I loved to climb trees. I would climb so high that even the squirrels looked at me as if I were crazy. Then a wind would shake the tree and my heart would jump into my throat and I would think, why did I climb so high?

Taking risks is like that. Why do it?

People tell me all sorts of reason that they can’t do something they want to do.

“I can’t change careers, I have a family.”

“I can’t ask that woman for a date; she probably has dozens of guys wanting to go out with her.”

“I can’t send that short story I wrote to a magazine; it would never get published.”

“I can’t learn to play the violin; you have to start when you’re a kid.”

We can always find a reason for not doing something. There is only one reason to do something.

When I was up there at the top of that tree and the wind blew and my heart was in my throat, I felt alive. I felt as if I were on top of the world.

Plain and Simple Advice:

Risk taking is life giving. Give yourself more life.

If you want to learn more about getting past fear and reaching goals, I invite you to read my book “Are You Wishing Your Life Away.”

Available in e-book format on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/254789

Available for Nook at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/are-you-wishing-your-life-away-charles-hughes/1113847365?ean=2940045085557

Available January, 2013 in paperback from Amazon.

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About almondhead

I am a mental health counselor in private practice. One of the focuses of my practice is helping people with fear, anxiety and their ugly stepsister, depression. I became a counselor after a long career in the technology world, so naturally, I think of the brain as an engineering problem. It can help to understand something about how the brain works. I decided to start this blog as a way to help other people learn about fear, anxiety and relationship. (All our problems are really about relationships.) You can also find me at: www.virtuallyfearless.com www.PsychologyToday.com www.theravive.com http://www.marriagefriendlytherapists.com/
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