I grew up a very shy little girl. Talking to people was not something I did easily. I can remember birthday parties where other kids played games and I watched from afar, summer camps that I turned down the opportunity to attend because I didn't know anyone and many other social activities that I avoided. The thought of making a presentation to a group struck fear into my heart. One of my first jobs just out of college was as an addiction counselor in an alcohol treatment center. Part of the job involved teaching regular classes. I can still remember the anxiety I would feel weeks ahead whenever my name would appear on the schedule. I would agonize over the material. I would worry over the reaction of the attendees. My hands would shake and my voice would quiver throughout the class.
Helen Keller said, "Feel the fear. Do it anyway." Do you have a passion that you wish to follow, to nurture? Is fear keeping you from venturing forth? What can you do to increase your passion and overtake your fears?
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