The Fear of Buying a New Home – Part 1
The Number One Thing that Keeps Us from Doing What We Need to Do?
I remember I was around 4 years old and one of my favorite games was to play hide and seek with my older sister, but on this particular day, my sister was at school and I wanted to play, so I decided to play a joke on my mom. Looking back now, I must have been bored or jealous at my sister, for I wasn’t able to go to school, she always got to do all the fun stuff being older. That day it didn’t matter, for all I knew was, I wanted to hide from my mom and have her find me.
We had a big tree in your back yard, or at least, I thought it was big being 4. I climb to the top of the tree and just sat there looking around the neighborhood. After being up there for a while, I still remember thinking, won’t my mom ever come looking for me? Maybe I need to get down and run to the back door scream, “mom” run back and climb the tree again?
Just then, my mom opened the back door and screamed my name. I didn’t say a word, nor did I move, I watched my mom walked out in the back yard looking for me then she went back inside still looking for me. She came out a couple of more times while I was thinking how funny it was. If she would only look up, she would see me. Every time she walked inside, I would laugh thinking this is the funniest thing and how clever I was, I should do this more often.
Until she walked out crying, I still remember the look on her face. It was pure panic. She thought I was gone. She was beside herself. Right at the moment, it was no longer funny, nor fun. So I said, “Mom I’m here. Look up!” When she looked up, that panic face went from being panic to being MAD in a second. “Why didn’t you answer me when I called you?” asked my Mom. Because I was hiding, you was supposed to find me.
The next words out of my mom’s mouth would change my life forever! You are going to fall. Get down before you break your neck. Before those words, I was climbing all over the tree. I don’t know if it was the new panic on my mom’s face, or those words, but I froze, I couldn’t move, for now I knew I might fall, and I wasn’t ready to break my neck. I felt like it took a life time to get down while my mom’s panic voice kept screaming at me to get down. When I finally made it down, I was spanked for climbing that tree.
How many of us have climb that tree only to be informed of the consequences that would follow if we would continue, so we stop in our tracks with the FEAR OF WHAT IF! Looking back, how tall could that tree really have been if I was 4 and was able to climb it? What if I did fall? How bad could I’ve really been hurt? Maybe a broken arm? Now, that would have made an awesome story to tell my grandchildren. All I know, to this day, I haven’t been able to climb another tree, and have a major fear of falling if I get to high off my feet. I often wonder, what would have happened if I didn’t see the fear in my mom’s face, and she supported me climbing the tree and taught me how to get down safely?
Fear is the number one thing that stops us from being bold, daring, live life on the edge! Doing the things we need to do!
So I know what you are thinking…“What does this have to do with the Fear of Buying a home?
Believe it or not, many folks never purchase a home due to fears that are often buried deep inside. Fears that maybe they carry from past experiences. In Part 2 of this series, we will take a closer look at the types of fears in our past that prevent us from pursuing the Dream of Home Ownership.
Tune in next time for Part 2 of The Fear of Buying a Home!
Wil Reel with The Maricopa Home Team
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