THE FEAR OF SNAKES
I was born terrified of snakes.
So to overcome it, I visited all the possible snake shop owners near my locality, spend time visiting snakes at snake farms & understanding them. And finally, I got myself a pet non-poisonous snake which I took care off for a year.
Today, I live in a forest in Thailand where snakes are a common place.
THE FEAR OF BEING UNEMPLOYABLE
I was always afraid of being unemployed. And I did whatever I could in my power to keep my job and please people. However, in a strange twist of fate, that ended with me losing my job every single time.
Finally, I got so fed up of being pushed around, taken advantage of and being terminated, I screamed “ENOUGH!!!”
From then on — if I didn’t like a job or the boss or the colleagues or the process — I resigned from the job. I decided I would never dress, look, behave or act the way others wanted me to dress, look, act or behave.
This resulted in me being unemployed.
And then — unemployable.
Funny thing — that is why today I make a living as a Self-Employed.
In other words — I am not a corporate slave but my own Boss!
THE FEAR OF NEVER FINDING TRUE LOVE
Whomsoever I dated, proposed to or got into a relationship with — ended up dumping me. All I wanted was to find ‘true love’.
After being dumped by the one I truly loved (whose face I tattooed on my chest — both the sides of my pectoral muscles), I ended up in a depression for 4 years.
But then one fine day, I got so pissed off — I decided — that I would not focus on finding true love. Rather I would focus on just having fun!
Funny thing is that today because of all the relationships, rejections & reckless mistakes of being unafraid of breaking up or being dumped — I have finally found a woman who truly loves me and whom I deeply love myself.
THE FEAR OF BEING REJECTED
I was always afraid of not fitting in and being part of the group.
Rejection was something I couldn’t take.
Unfortunately, my entire childhood was spent being rejected by everyone — school, family, religious groups and friends. I simply wasn’t able to fit in.
Finally I got so fed up — I decided to reject them instead.
Today, because I refused to fit into religion — I am a happy Atheist who doesn’t follow any religious rituals, superstitions & beliefs.
Because I refused to comply with my family’s expectation, I am the most successful among all my family members.
Because I dropped out of school, I self-taught myself what I loved and I make a living doing what I love.
Because I refused to fit into society’s norms — today I live a life where I work whenever I like, with whomsoever I like, however I like and charging people how much ever I like.
Moral Of The Story
When a barking dog chases you, if you run, it will chase you more violently, more angrily and with more courage. But if you stand still, look at it right in the face and face it, it will stop, look at you..it will keep barking to see your reaction… and then finally move away.
Your fears are like that barking dog.
It will find you, it will chase you and it will catch up with you.
You have a choice to either face them or run away from them.
The easiest thing to do is to run away from it.
But the hardest thing to do is to stand there and face it.
I lived half my life running away from my fears.
Until one day I had enough and decided to face them all — face-to-face
Funny thing is — the day I decided to do it, everything changed one by one.
You want to overcome your fears easily?
There is only one way.
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