Scared shitless

Everybody is scared of something. Scared of making a mistake, of looking stupid, of people finding out you are not as good as they thought you are. Scared of being left alone, of nobody liking you, of being eternally unhappy.

I have a note hanging on a cork board next to the mirror I look into every morning. I wrote the note to myself to remind me about something I tend to forget very easily. It says “Stop talking nonsense!!! You can do ANYTHING you want!!!” (“ANYTHING” is underlined three times).

If you have ~30 min, please watch this talk given by Merlin Mann at Webstock, New Zealand, sometime earlier this year.

http://www.43folders.com/2011/03/28/scared-shitless

It won’t stop you from being scared, but maybe it will make you stop feeling sorry for yourself and finally get you out of that chair.

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