Fretting about what might happen ‘if’ is something we all waste a lot of time doing. Wondering what if I get hurt, what if I hurt someone else, what if I fail are all outcomes we don’t need to visualize when embarking upon a task, journey, or adventure of any kind. To get beyond our fearfulness we can observe and define those trepidations and render them powerless over our feelings and emotions; once the feeling of dread and anxious emotions are subtracted from our endeavors we have a much better chance of succeeding and even enjoy the adventures or activities. The alarm we bring upon ourselves is generally much more damaging and any real danger to our physical or mental selves. Though we may be stepping into dark, threatening water, if we look forward we will most likely observe a lightening of the way and bright promise ahead. This encouragement or what we can define as encouragement can lessen our worry and propel us forward in a positive way. Looking at where we are right now, defining and acknowledging our dread, and pressing forward anyway will shrink and dissipate formless fears. We all face very real danger at times and trepidation can be transformed to terror, but after learning to deal with trepidation we have better and more developed tools to handle terror as well. None of us like to face either feeling, but none of us can always avoid either of them. Don’t you think it is better to be prepared to face trepidation by having observed it and defined tools to deal with it than to tremble with fear when unprepared?