Most of us are not the greatest at trying new things without any type of fear at all. We, as humans, are more comfortable doing what we know. The thing is, is that it gets boring. That’s why life spices up a bit and we’re faced with new and interesting tasks. The fear of doing something new — and overcoming it — gives us a feeling of rush. While it’s scary, it’s also exciting to step out of your comfort zone. To do things that you never thought you could do. We all have that inside of us, but a lot of people decide to keep it in and not try anything new and exciting.
For example, I worked at a Bridal Expo/Fashion Show the other day. All I had to do was register those who wanted to attend. Easy, right? Of course it is. I’m not the biggest people person unfortunately. I like small groups of people and especially people that I know. The entire day I was working I was surrounded with many people I didn’t know — and lots of them. I had about two people I knew out of then 1,000+ people that were there. And to me, that’s frightening. I had no idea what I was doing. But the thing is, I was stepping out of my comfort zone. Sure, it was pretty difficult. I’m an awkward person in the sense of I have no idea how to start up a good conversation. I’m good at small talk while talking to strangers, but that only gets you so far. So I had to face my fear and overcome being scared and quiet.
More people than you can imagine feel this way, whether they choose to show it or not. But all you honestly need is just a few seconds of bravery and you can handle the rest. Just dive right in into any situation — scary or not — and watch how brave and fearless you can become. If you’re going to a new place where nobody knows you say, for example, a job interview, then that’s perfect. Be who you want to be. Because you can be anybody you want. I mean, hey, once you do that it may come easy to you in the future and BAM! You’ve overcome that fear.
“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of embarrassing bravery and I promise you, something great will come of it” – Anonymous