Have you ever tried to lick your way to the center of a tootsie pop? How many licks did it take you? I think I tried once and it took me some 484 licks to get to the chewy center. It felt like forever. What a journey.
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I wanted to bite that stupid thing so bad, but I was committed to licking my way to the center. I was committed to the journey. Not the airplane ride, but the slow mundane car ride, right to the center.
Think about the last time you had anxiety about something. Did it help the situation or hurt the situation? I would assume that it didn’t help the situation, but only made it worse. Then afterwards, you were probably either thinking, “what just happened to me” or you were thinking, “that wasn’t so bad, why was I even anxious.”
The answer to this self reflecting question is that anxiety is something we all face and we must start to develop tactics and strategies for overcoming it – or it wil always beat us.