I was just at a workshop recently called "Strategies for Professional Successes." It was clear that one thing most of us had in common was "fear." Whether it was to try something new, speaking up in front of a lot of people, contributing to ideas where there are higher ranked professionals, or just letting our hair down with our friends and families.
A statement that was shared around the room was: "If you can let go of your fears, the whole world awaits you and you wouldn't believe the things you can accomplished." I agree to have no fears the boundary is endless. However, I am afraid that the tough part in conquering fear is the "how."
"How can one let go of the fears of failing, fears of feeling stupid after the facts, and fears of being vulnerable for sharing ourselves?" Fears can be embarrassing, it makes you sweat, your knees week, or turn your face red. I wish conquering fears was as easy to fix as having a knee braces for weak shaky knees.
There are different types of fears depending on the subjects, but for this audience, I believe we all have fears of holding back, from our families, our friends, or our fellow bloggers at one point or another in our lives. Even though a person who is considered fairly open, easy going has thoughts and secrets that they would like to keep to themselves. We don't share everything with everyone.
Here are Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions #94:
1) How do you conquer fears? Could you share some tips on how you conquer your fears?
2) What percentage of privacy do you keep to yourself?