tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7862653040578109197.post6955290384304656200..comments2017-02-06T22:37:17.412-05:00Comments on Lion's Whiskers: Making Failure OkayLisa Dungatehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04612985595527435721noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7862653040578109197.post-82695740589099131892012-09-23T18:18:54.298-04:002012-09-23T18:18:54.298-04:00Thanks Valerie for posting your experience! We LOV...Thanks Valerie for posting your experience! We LOVE to hear from our readers :) I applaud your courage to listen to your limits, learn from the experience, and tell your truth. Never underestimate how or who you may inspire through being your authentic self, whomever that may be on a particular day: the camper, quitter, or climber. Turn off the sign, hold your head high, and trust that there will always be more courage challenges in life to face down fear and live fully self-expressed. Focus on what you were able to do that day and have the same kind of compassion for yourself that it sounds like you do for your family, however they are able to show and face their own fears. Sometimes it is the most loving thing we can do for ourselves to recognize our limits and trust our body. Now go out and show those colleagues all the other ways you ROCK in life! All my best, LisaLisa Dungatehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04612985595527435721noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7862653040578109197.post-34380253278858421092012-09-23T16:59:21.263-04:002012-09-23T16:59:21.263-04:00I loved your post! I attended an all-day retreat ...I loved your post! I attended an all-day retreat yesterday with a new business group I am part of, as a bonding, building-trust sort of day. The morning activities were fine. The afternoon was the "high" elements ropes course. It was 97 degrees and I dont handle heat well. I climbed up one pole to the 20' level and swung down. But that was hard for me. I didn't know these people. They could cheer me on all day but if they saw me tomorrow, they probably woudn't event recognize me, I determined that the best choice for me was to stay on the ground after that. Today, a day later, I am mad at myself for not trying. My husband told me that being afraid isn't fun. Yet they told me that fear can be a positive motivator. I am sure that is true. I honestly feel if my daughter and my friends were there to encourage me the outcome would have been different. I trust the encouragement of more intimate relationships. But that's not what happened and I have to live with it and move on. I will be in relationship with this business group for the next year. I will always feel a neon sign over my head blinking, "wimp".Valerie Keenerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12785670489383848006noreply@blogger.com