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When Opportunity Conquers Fear

There’s always some sort of up and down in life. It’s never just a steady track. When you think about past experiences and what you’ve been through, they’re all a sum of who you are as a person today; the good and the bad are equally important.

We will all come across big opportunities to achieve something great, but we may be too nervous or lack the confidence to press forward; for example, interviews or presentations are the two things that always make me sweat. When I got my first agency job, I almost didn’t go to the interview. I was so nervous I couldn’t get up out of bed. Somehow, I found the courage to get up and go. Once I arrived at the building, I took a deep breath and told myself I could do it and everything would be ok. Even if I didn’t get the position, I should be proud of myself that I went. I got the job and am happy to this day for making the decision to try.

Learning from that experience has showed me that I do have the skills and confidence to impress. Everything up to this point and forward has all been worth it; the long hours of work throughout high school, public school and college paid off. If I didn’t have these experiences, I wouldn’t be in the place I am today. Maybe you can relate to my story. I’m sure many people have had similar experiences and benefited from them. No matter the out come, as long as you’ve learned from them and moved forward, you’ve won.

Everybody is going through their own problems and experiences. There’s never any good reason to judge somebody or be negative towards them. Treat people how you want to be treated. You will find that you are much happier. Don’t let your ego control you. Just be. And let other people be.

Confidence is a major part of life. The ego works off of that. Your ego comes out when you don’t feel confident enough to do something. So you judge other people or think negatively about them to make yourself feel better. I’m not somebody to share about my life and my perspective on things because of my confidence, but I am doing it anyways. Pushing through that barrier and expressing my understanding of life.

I challenge you to do the same. No matter what it is. Take risks. Try new things. These experiences will improve who you are. Stay positive. Life will present you with the endless possibilities of the universe.

 

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