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Imagine yourself standing at the edge of a cliff, all set and ready for your first bungee jumping. Looking down from the cliff, you start to picture the fear and terror of jumping from such a great height. Even before trying, with just your imagination you start to consider the worst possible outcomes and immerse yourself with fear and anxiety.
One, you can let the fear and anxiety get the best of you and completely drop the idea of bungee jumping. Two, you can decide to go for it and get the chance to experience the feel of bungee jumping.
And, there are two possible outcomes of feelings:
One, you would regret dropping the idea of bungee jumping because of the mere terror and fear you felt for seconds when your friends enjoyed the moment. Two, you went for it, grabbed the opportunity, felt the sense of pride and thrill after completing the jump and created a thrilling little memory.
And this is how fear snatches your opportunities!
Remember, it’s not the fear which make you drop that opportunity, it’s your perception of fear that made you act the way you did. Imagining what could happen if things go wrong- your perceptions made you go numb!
You were afraid to do it, you avoided. One day you decided to confront it and walk towards it, the fear dissolves. Fear is a choice. We choose to fear certain things just because they don’t fall in our comfort zone.
Feeling fear or anxious when you try doing new things is good because it shows you that you are working out of your comfort zone and you are gonna grow!
Grab a pen and paper. Draw two big tabs and name them,” What bad could happen?” and “What good could happen?”. Write all of them down. Analyze the odds and decide what action should you take right now. And, DO IT!
At the end, you are not gonna die trying to attend an interview, trying to take one exam, trying to do a presentation or trying to propose! And the worst thing that could ever happen is that you can miss the opportunity to change your life, dropping the idea to do the things out of fear.
People are too busy to think about you being embarrassed on that time of that year! You are the only one remembering it. Try new things. Get embarrassed, laughed on, shake it off at the day’s end! Because growth is waiting for you at the other side.
Remember how hard you tried as a kid memorizing that damn tables and it always slips out of your memory? And it’s a cake walk now? Things that you now find easy was initially very hard. Every master was once a beginner. If you wanna go from where you are now to where you wanna be, practice to welcome the mess!
All changes are hard at first, messy in the middle and is beautiful at the end! Just like the birth of a butterfly!
You can spend all your beautiful days in a timid way, locked in your current life which you are totally unsatisfied with and end up spending days by doing things you are not interested in. Ask yourself, what is stopping me from doing this? Do I really wanna try this?.
Remember, fear takes away your power. You feel weak, unable to do anything in the face of fear. Doing the things that frightens you is an awesome way to tame your fears. Explore your boundaries, stop procrastinating, try new things, surpass fears and embarrassment and become more powerful!
GO AHEAD AND BE BRAVE!!
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