Whenever I was assigned to do a presentation or an explanation of some chapter to the entire class, I used to freak out. The worst part is, I end up messing things up because I am at an extreme level of nervousness. I still remember, when I was doing my last year of middle school, as a part of our English finals, we had to talk about a random given topic in one minute (it’s called J.A.M. – Just A Minute). For me, it was like a nightmare because I knew I would mess things up. And guess what, I did.
When it was my turn, I stood and went in front of the entire class. My hands were shaking, I was sweating, and I wished something to happen that could stop me from doing it. But nothing really happened. To be honest, no one in the entire class, including me, understood what I said. I literally messed up what I said. I was so nervous that I was unable to think or do anything, the only thing I could do is to keep on talking to avoid embarrassment.
This happens to most of us in daily lives but in different forms.
It could be a presentation at a meeting or a performance on stage, we all get nervous. Although it was just a small speech for a minute (no big deal), I literally freaked out. One of the main reason why I messed up is due to a lack of faith in myself. I used to mess up things all the time because I didn’t believe in myself which lead to many problems for me later.
But everything changed when I started believing in myself and started to have faith in myself. When I was doing my last year of high school I was assigned to be a speaker for the debate in our class. Trust me, I didn’t freak out. On the day of our debate, I’m proud enough to say that I literally slayed it and became the best speaker from my team.
This taught me a lesson that, success can only be attained if you truly have faith in yourself. It wasn’t easy for me to get over my weakness, but I worked hard to get over it and I still am working on it. There are still times where I wish the earth to split into half and suck me into the black hole when I have to do a presentation or anything that makes me nervous. In those times, I take a deep breath and remind myself that “I got this, and I can do it.”
7 Ways To Have Faith In Yourself (these are some ways how I overcame my weakness):
- Don’t Overthink (Your brain’s already messed up so don’t think too much).
- Breath (best way to relax your body and mind)
- Keep reminding yourself that YOU CAN DO IT.
- Get uncomfortable (get out of your comfort zone, it’s okay to embarrass yourself it makes you stronger and confident slowly).
- Trust yourself (MOST IMPORTANT).
- Make mistakes (You will learn lessons from each mistake you make that will help you to be successful).
- Think positively (ALWAYS!!!)
The hardest step we all must take is to blindly trust in who we are.Atticus
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