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Baby Steps

American poet, Robert Frost, taught: “The best way out is always through.”

Learning theory from psychology teaches us that the only way to truly “get over” many of our fears is to face them. (Take anything that you’re truly phobic about, and recognize that avoiding the feared situation often only serves to keep it locked in place.)

One of my fellow faculty in days gone by was Dr. Joseph Wolpe, from South Africa, who originated “systematic desensitization,” where you gradually, day by day, build within yourself the capacity to overcome all manner of inner obstacles and fears.

I like the way that Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, puts it: “Accomplish the great task by a series of small acts.”

Baby steps…it’s all about baby steps.

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