Friday, November 09, 2007

And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.

"And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path."

Questions that only you can answer:

In the midst of your fear, after it flowed over, around, and through you, what lesson(s) did it teach you?

What did you learn about yourself (and others) from watching the events as they unfolded?

What were you afraid of before the event? Are you still afraid of it now?

What were the outcomes that worried you and kept you awake at night?

What do you need to do handle/prevent that challenge next time?

It seems like a lot to answer, but the questions are just for you, to answer inside your own head. And answering one question, helps you form the answers to the other questions. My experiences have taught me that once you actually face something that you are afraid of, even if the reality is unpleasant, it is almost never as bad as what you have imagined it to be.

And, even if it *is* as bad as you thought it would be, it isn't as frightening, because there is something about facing what you are afraid of (I'm not sure what) that relieves the fear when you are in the moment.

Debriefing after an event helps you in planning to correct issues that may arise in the future; so that when Murphy comes calling again, you can say, "go away', and close the door!!


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