September 3, 2020
Ten years ago, I bought my first pair of cross-country skis.
I’ll never forget my first time out. I was both excited to learn and a little fearful: What if I fell? What if I hurt myself? What if I wasn’t very good? What if I looked like an idiot? Yet, the prospect of learning to gracefully glide across the beautiful Colorado snow was alluring.
This experience reminded me of the relationship between fear and excitement. It is helpful to think about fear on one side of a continuum and excitement on the other. The question then becomes: How do you (or how do you help someone) move away from fear and toward excitement? Read more at trainingindustry.com