We All Have Fears
“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.”
We all have fears, it’s a basic instinct. And a good instinct to have for the most part. It’s only when fears become irrational that creates a problem. Take me for example, I had horrible test anxiety, standardized test to be specific. I’ve hated them since elementary school. And over the years, the fear and anxiety of test taking only grew stronger. So much so, that I change my major from education to psychology during my sophomore year of college to avoid taking a test.
But In Order To Grow Fears Must Be Faced
Fear and Freedom
Sometimes we create our own monsters and demons. Don’t get me wrong, some fears can be justified and life-saving. But if your fears are holding you back for doing something you want to do, then it is time to face them. You owe it to yourself to face your fear. After taking my test, I started having sessions with the campus learner support counselor to help me manage my test anxiety. This was the best thing I could have done for myself.
And So Now I Challenge You
Think of one fear you would like to overcome and search for resources to help you in overcoming them.