|Photo by Laurent Schwebel|
This week I did something I've been avoiding for a long time. A good friend gave me a kick in the pants and told me to get it done with.
I had to talk to a powerful person who is in a position to help me, but of whom I feel deeply intimidated. I had to initiate the meeting and make my request for help, even though I was afraid my reception would be negative. My instinct had been to lay low, to avoid contact, to get along without making this step. But my friend said - "You have to do this first, before doing anything else."
So I did it. And what was the result?
The powerful person learned good things about me - that had been unknown before.
The powerful person has given me a chance to show what I can do.
The powerful person knows I need help, and is looking out for opportunities for me.
I am not afraid of the powerful person any more.
I feel pretty good.
About the photo - this photo was sent to me in a slide show. When I read more, I learned that the photographer, Laurent Schwebel, had recently been a victim of crime in Argentina. I usually don't like to use other peoples' photos, but this one said something to me. So if you like it, go to Laurent Schwebel's webpage and look at the wonderful work that remains his legacy.