I needed to get outside my comfort zone and start doing things that scared me. This is what I knew I needed to grow.
I was never very adventurous. I was scared to ride a roller coaster, a motorcycle, conversations with strangers, you name it. But over time, I had to face different situations and do things that I’d rather not.
I had been faced with doing things that were scary and always worked through it. I was faced with leading 350+ people, meeting and learning about as many of them as I could, and being in a new community and without friends on the first day. As I faced this fear for any introvert, I learned that I could do it. It got easier with each interaction.
But I wanted to get better, so I started doing other things that scared me. I started by doing something big. My friend, Lynnette, and I decided to do the FIRE WALK! We attended a Tony Robbins seminar. The first day was very motivating, high energy, thought provoking, and topped off with the fire walking ceremony. It is 8-10 feet across hot coals. How on earth could I do it? It was all the little steps that led up to it. It’s like a frog crossing a pond – it goes from one lily pad to the next – not just one big jump!
Prior to walking across fire, I had joined a very extroverted group – Rotary, opened a restaurant, went zip-lining, started public speaking about my passions, and then eventually participated in a fire walk with 7000 other people!
I learned that after conquering some fears, I felt like I could do anything! I'm getting more brave with every day!
What steps do you need to take to "walk across your fire?"