18. Experience

“I wouldn’t trade my experiences for anything.” Have you ever heard someone say that? You may at times have to endure difficulty or hardship, but personal experience plays an important role in coloring your perspective and sense-of-life. Generally speaking, experience sharpens the soul and helps you to fear less of tomorrow.


Those who grew up during the Great Depression, for example, know what it’s like to have nothing. And while I’m sure that most would not want to return to those days, they know what it’s like to be poor. They wouldn’t choose poverty, but because of their experience they don’t fear it.


I believe that fear is one of the most prominent obstacles blocking the path to personal growth and development. It stops us from earning valuable experience and keeps us sitting on the sidelines of life as mere spectators.


Think of what you’d like to accomplish and the things that you’d like to experience in life. What’s really stopping you? Time? Money? Lack of talent?  Or might it be fear in disguise? 


Day 18 Guide


America is a great place where the obstacles of experience are few. Take advantage of the freedom of thought and the power of decision to gain the valuable experiences that fear would otherwise kidnap.


© 2006, Levi Hill

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