Ten Foot Indian

Back in March, after considering all my options, I made a decision. A decision not based on emotions but rather on logic and good business sense.

Today, I am scared. Ironic, isn’t it?

From all outward appearances things seem to be in complete disarray and are not going according to plan.

A deadline is quickly approaching and certain things are not in place nor finalized. Key players seem to be avoiding me or are slow to respond. A promising employment opportunity seems to have evaporated right before my eyes for reasons I have yet to comprehend nor am I aware.

My rational mind tells me to chill and reassures me that things will work out. However,…that emotional, irrational mind feels as if I’ve lost control of the situation. It has caused me to question and second guess myself when just only a few days ago I was so confident and sure of what I was doing.

A good friend recently told me to think of fear as the 10-foot Indian. A 10-foot Indian doesn’t exist so there is really nothing to fear.

Someone should tell her he’s standing at my front door.

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5 thoughts on “Ten Foot Indian”

  1. ”My rational mind tells me to chill and reassures me that things will work out. However,…that emotional, irrational mind feels as if I’ve lost control of the situation.”

    I’ve seen what comes out of your rational mind. Given a choice of the rational and irrational minds, I would side with that one. You analyzed the situation before you made your decision, trust your judgement. Circumstances may have changed, but your ability to adapt to and overcome changing circumstances has not. When a good idea meets bad circumstances, often the deciding factor is confidence. I can not say you should not be fearful, but I can say that you can be fearful of not knowing how you will succeed, but confident that you will regardless. When is the last time your heard of someone being overcome by a ten foot Indian.

    1. I can not say you should not be fearful, but I can say that you can be fearful of not knowing how you will succeed, but confident that you will regardless.

      THANK YOU for that!

      When is the last time your heard of someone being overcome by a ten foot Indian.? Uhmmm…never. LOL

  2. This is Chocl8t, the same woman who has been bold enough to query things that have been part of her life for all of her life, and to come out with coherent, rational ideas about her direction of travel as a result. I think this particular Chocl8t will prevail.

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