For example, you might have become afraid when you drove onto the freeway by accident after missing a turn; or you might have become anxious on realizing that you had to sit through a meeting, but not near the exit the way you usually do. This is not true practice. These are accidents that you get through and then hope won’t happen to you again. Practice, on the other hand, is intentional and planned. You decide where to start on your stepping-toward-discomfort ladder and when.