One of the largest lessons I've learned about myself from the class so far was that I was going to have to rely on faith versus fear. I'm not talking necessarily about faith from a higher power, although for many people that would definitely tie in here. Once I recognized this lesson and actually implemented it, I discovered stepping outside of my comfort zone wasn't as scary as I first believed. Here's how I needed to reframe my perspective to focus away from fear on more on faith:
- I shouldn't fear sounding ignorant. I should focus on what I know and proceed with confidence and faith in myself.
- I shouldn't be afraid to ask for help. Instead, I should have faith that people will step up when I make my request honestly and from the heart.
- Fear of failure demonstrates itself as pessimism while faith sparks optimism.
- Fear of being just one person discounts the power one can have if they put faith in the power of many.
The further I go in this course the more relevant these revelations become. In fact, I based my entire class project around these themes and now, instead of allowing fears to overshadow the project, I have faithfully put it out there, in hopes that people, people like YOU, will step up and accept the challenge to make a difference along with me.
Please learn more, I'm faithfully counting on you: Eleventh Hour Challenge