“Princess, I’ve noticed that when you approach something new, you hesitate,” her Daddy said, as she stared at the unbeaten path in front of her. “Sometimes, you even back off and don’t give it a try. What is it you fear about things which are new?”
“What I fear is what I don’t know,” the BabyGirl replied honestly. “And it may seem like hesitation, but really – it’s caution.”
“That doesn’t answer the question, Princess,” her Daddy replied in a soft, yet firm voice. “What do you fear?”
The BabyGirl lowered her chin and collected herself before revealing the answer he was looking for. It wasn’t easy to tell him about the paranoias which plagued her and how she couldn’t handle them sometimes.
“I fear … messing up,” she whispered out through her trepidation. “If I don’t know what is to come, then I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. I get nervous and try to do what I feel is the right thing to do, but I usually make the wrong move and mess everything up.”
“Princess, you need to stop trying to do what you think other people will think is right and you need to start doing what is right for you,” her Daddy said, softly. “Take one step forward and make it count. Make it work for you and change it if you need to, but don’t ever doubt that your decision was right. People will see your confidence and they’ll follow. Soon, you’ll be a leader, not a follower. You’ll be confident in yourself and then BabyGirl, you’ll make all the right moves.”