A Quick Tip From Lucy –
I pretended to be happy when I won free gift vouchers to participate in a zip-line canopy tour. My friend was excited but I wasn’t. The truth is, I was deathly afraid of heights and wasn’t looking forward to the adventure.
On the day of the tour my friend went ahead of me on the zip-line and soon it was my turn. I wanted to change my mind but didn’t want to seem like a wimp in front of strangers. It took a while for the tour guide to coax me into getting into the harness and my heart sank as the zip-line was released. It was super fast but it wasn’t as bad as I had feared. In fact, it was exhilarating! By the time I reached the other end of the zip-line, I was grinning from ear to ear and wanted to try it again.
That day, I learned that the only thing to fear is fear itself. Since then, I’ve done 7 zip-line tours and now consider myself a zip-line expert. Never be afraid to try something, especially at the risk of looking like a wimp!