In my youth, I was really, I mean really, shy person. I really didn't talk to new people (I still usually don't unless someone speaks to me first) and luckily I always had more outgoing friends who took care of talking so I could just stand by, listen and smile. I assume many people are like this, but I was so shy that I, for example, simply didn’t have the courage to book an appointment for myself to a hairdresser. I was just simply too shy to talk to a person on the phone. But above all this, I also had terrible stage fright. I just tried to avoid all the situations where I had to be in front of people. And in case something like this was coming up at school, I usually was sick that day, trying to postpone the situation altogether.
The stage fright lifted its ugly head again during my yoga teacher training three years ago. I was really way out of my comfort zone. Yoga world was so different, in so many ways than exercising and instructing where I was used to. And the fact that of course, I had to teach in English was one extra big factor in this equation. After the teacher training when I taught my first actual customers back home, I struggled with my mother tongue and felt really nervous when teaching. To be honest, I was really afraid before each class until recently. So what happened, that shifted my attitude?
So what it is that I want to bring into your attention with this writing? If you have a dream, be brave and follow that dream. Yes, it might be frightening for sure, but let me ask you this. Do you want the fear get in the way of your passion and your dream coming true? The truth is, that rarely things that we dream about, can be achieved by staying in the comfort zone. So I encourage you to take a step out from the comfort zone towards your dream, and always have faith in yourself. I promise you that it is totally worth of all the butterflies and shakes. It is about your dream becoming a reality.
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“Do something uncomfortable today.
By stepping out of your box,
you don’t have to settle for what you are
- you get to create who you want to become.”