In perk # 83, I spoke of cancer being my new cause with my goal being to spread the word about the benefits of facing cancer with a positive attitude. What better place to promote my cause than with a captive audience of women in various stages of their breast cancer journey. But I wasn’t sure if I would be able to re-confront my old fear. When I was a child, my father taught me these words: “Do what you fear and your fear will disappear.” I reasoned that if I could face cancer head on, then I could certainly take on this challenge. And so I did it! Not only did I give my speech, but….if I do say so myself, judging from the feedback I got afterwards….I ROCKED IT! And Dad was right, now that I have done it, the thought of speaking in public again doesn’t scare me as much. In fact, I have even accepted another speaking engagement for July and I look forward to others as well.
Kudos to Paula and her committee for organizing an excellent retreat. I learned lots of valuable information, and made some new friends along the way.
Tip: Do what you fear and your fear will disappear!