During my vacation to Mexico a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go zip lining. Zip lining is a sport in which you hook yourself up to cable and zip across a rainforest or, in my case, a swamp. Suspended several stories above the ground, you zip along the cable from one landing area to another. (I love theme park rides and this was an equivalent experience.)
I admit that I was nervous; my hands were wet with sweat as I waited my turn, especially while waiting for the first line. However, it was another person in our group, Peggy, who really inspired me.
Peggy admitted that she was afraid of heights but she still embraced the challenge. She was so apprehensive, her knees were actually shaking. But when it was her turn, she hooked herself up to the cable and off she went. At the end of the day, she was excited to have done it and proud of herself.