A story is told of a young girl. This young girl was one of the clever lasses all through her primary school life, was very active in her church singing group and was well liked by those around her. This collectively outstanding performance in life opened opportunities for her to go to some of the most prestigious international schools for high school education.
As a result of her qualifications, she came highly recommended for a job when she was just about to clear high school. Those hiring her considered her mildly suitable for the job but went on ahead to hire her after she completed the interview. During the training for the job position, she was required to undertake the activity of successfully caring out a high rope element, as were other recruits.
The task did not look impossible at first. However, when it came to her turn, she went up a few steps and climbed on to a platform and froze there for close to twenty minutes. The thought of being above the safety of the ground was more than she could bear. The thoughts flooding her mind varied from falling, breaking of bones, the embarrassment of not being able to do the task at hand, the weight of how it looked to her superiors and the question on why she ever agreed to do this; in that order.
Meanwhile, those below attempted to encourage her to proceed and accomplish the task, but she was not able to hear them amidst the louder voices of discouragement she had allowed to have an audience in her head. Eventually, she reluctantly went on to accomplish the task. Ironically, the job at hand entailed facilitating people to become Kenya’s finest by overcoming their fears. Undertaking the high rope elements was the confirmation of overcoming fears.
To proceed with the story, the girl managed to get the job and facilitate people to successfully carry out the high rope elements, but she felt cheated because she had not been able to overcome her own. She figured that you can only lead the crowd when you know the way to the Promised Land and she was not confident she had achieved this knowledge.
Then came the silver lining in the story. She found an opportunity to attempt a high rope element again. This time she was determined to let go of all those fears that were holding her back, no longer would she talk to people about successes without knowing what it means to concur your fear and taste the feeling. Okay, okay, I’m the girl.
To my surprise, I did it. Yes I was able to successfully slay the giant swing (one of the high rope elements). I realized that I am in control and that small fears lead to big setbacks and therefore overcoming small fears will lead to bigger opportunities for growth. My fear was heights, but I am on the path to successfully concurring that fear.
In conclusion, do not allow the sky to be a limitation, let the sky be the limit.
Author: Letty Mtange | Date Created2017-06-19 14:54:37 | Comments: 0