I can’t do it, it’s not possible!

When I was a little girl, my father asked me to climb up onto the roof of our home and get something. I was excited to be helping my Dad. Without thinking it through, I climbed up the ladder and tossed down the toy or whatever what up there. I was smiling and proud of myself for being there to help him.

Then, I turned around to climb back down…fear set in quickly. I started to tremble. My eyes widened and I said, “I can’t do it. The ladder is too far away from the edge of the roof. I will fall.” I was in panic mode.  He assured me I could make it. My next thought was, “It’s not possible!”.

My dad continued to encourage me to climb down off the roof, he believed that I would be able to reach the top step of the ladder (that I couldn’t even see). He said what I needed to hear in order to calm me down. By now I am snotting and sniveling saying over and over again, “I shouldn’t come up here”. Tears streaming down my face as I shake my head back and forth to each of his verbal commands. I already knew I was afraid of heights, but wanted to help out my Dad.  It was ballsy of me go up on the roof, knowing that I was scared.

After about 30 minutes, I did climb down off the roof without him needing to come up and get me.

Why was I able to climb down alone even though I was so wrought with fear? He assured me I could do it and was there supporting me the entire way.

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