Thanks to all of you who responded to my question about your fears and how to overcome them. I share those about losing a loved one, especially a husband. I think that just comes with the territory when you love someone. I also understand about not being alone at night. The first night I ever spent completely alone was after I was married. Darrell went on a scout campout with the YM from church. I kept all the lights on, as well as the TV till I fell asleep from exhaustion. Then we went to Italy and Darrell was sent to the field for 2 weeks. There I was in a foreign country all alone where no one would understand me if I yelled for help. Same scenario: all the lights on, the radio on (since we didn't have TV), finally sleeping from exhaustion. For 2 weeks! I never got used to it.
A couple of you touched on what I was getting at with my question. Clayton mentioned failure. That prompted me to ask what constitutes failure and how do you overcome what can become a paralyzing obstacle? The consensus was that it is better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all. That's great in theory, but when push comes to shove, do you really go for the gusto? How do you push yourself past the fear of failure? How do you overcome the little voice in the back of your mind that tells you you can't do it? These are not rhetorical questions. I really want to hear what you think.
Tomorrow, the reason.