Don’t apply this to horror movies.
It can be difficult to get past the thing that scares you. The longer you put it off the more your reasons not to do it grow.
You come up with excuses like:
I won’t be good at it.
People will laugh.
Someone else would be better suited.
I’ll do it next time.
I didn’t have enough time.
And sometimes those excuses are totally valid but sometimes they’re just easy ways for you to hide away and tell yourself that it’s not possible for you.
If you think you won’t be good at it that’s normal when you’re doing something new and ‘anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you can learn to do it well’ so give yourself time.
If you think people will laugh, let them laugh. The only reason it doesn’t feel good is because you’re paying attention to it, so stop.
If you think someone else would be better, ask yourself why. It’s easy to believe that others are more talented or more capable than you are when the truth could be that you’re just more consumed by fear.
Don’t be so reliant on next time as that time might never come. Plus to quote a song from Cheetah Girls 2 ‘why wait, now is the right time’.
Lastly, not to make you wanna through up by being cliche but we all have 24 hours in a day. Granted you might have kids, a full-time job, be in education and also be a carer to a family member so things might seem impossible but life is as life does.
You have to make the best of your circumstances and find a way to make them work for you.
If not let the dream go.
And so there’s no denying that overcoming your fears can be scary but it’s also worth it.
If that’s not a reason to try, I don’t know what is.