One of my greatest fears is in speaking with other people. Growing up, I was not fond of going to birthday parties. I was the geek at home, studying for school. 😉 I believed that if you want to appear smart, you have to keep quiet. Unconsciously or not, it became one of my debilitating habits that I formed over the years.
Rather than try to relate with other people, I shied away and hid in my own cave.
The more I think about it, the more I realize that it is one of the main reasons why I have not been making the progress that I want to happen in my life. At work, I don’t socialize that much. Not because I don’t care, I certainly do. But sometimes, I am just plain lazy. I don’t want to make the effort and get rejected in the end. I feel comfortable just being with myself, because then I won’t have to worry about anything else. My simple mantra was.."do you work, go home and mind your own business." Big mistake.
How do you confront your fear and laziness?
Simple. Go to the cemetery. Look for tomb stones. Imagine looking at your own tombstone. Ask yourself if this is your last day in this world, would you be hiding under the bed, cowardly waiting for something to make your fears go away? Or would you make the most of the time you’ve got, not a care in the world whether people will think you are crazy or not?
When you realize that you only have a limited time to live, you have no choice but to give everything you’ve got in every moment of your life. After all, we only have one life to live. Live it to the fullest or never live it at all!
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