FEAR - False Evidence Appearing Real.
Fear is designed by evolution to keep you alive - Careful in that cave, there might be a bear! Careful at night, predators are around! Watch out for that stranger, they might want to hurt you...Today we don't face those threats (for the most part) but fear, stress, fight or flight responses are still present and triggered by insane things. The number one hung people fear is public speaking! Just talking or the thought of talking in front of a group can paralyze a person with fear...We fear not fitting in, we fear judgement, we fear rejection, we fear taking risks, we fear disappointing our friends or parents...Listen to me - DO NOT LET THAT FEAR CONTROL YOU. Is there something you want to do? Something you want to say? To try? Someone you want to ask out? Conquer your fear and go do it! Inoculate yourself to fear by getting outside your comfort zone! Don't listen to the voice telling you that you can't do something or that you'll look dumb or that you'll get laughted at or that you'll disappoint someone. Ask yourself what makes you happy, truly happy, and go after it without fear.