I will share 5 truths from the book to you:
THE FEAR WILL NEVER GO AWAY
AS LONG AS I CONTINUE TO GROW.
THE ONLY WAY TO GET RID OF THE FEAR
OF DOING SOMETHING IS TO GO OUT AND DO IT.
THE ONLY WAY TO FEEL BETTER ABOUT MYSELF
IS TO GO OUT . . . AND DO IT.
NOT ONLY AM I GOING TO EXPERIENCE FEAR WHENEVER
I’M ON UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY, BUT SO IS EVERYONE ELSE.
PUSHING THROUGH FEAR IS LESS FRIGHTENING THAN
LIVING WITH THE UNDERLYING FEAR THAT COMES
FROM A FEELING OF HELPLESSNESS.
Truth 4 gives you comfort, because everyone else faced fear when they are doing unfamiliar things. What differentiates those that felt crippling fear and excitement is whether you approach it from position of helplessness or power. Fear faced by everyone is comforting because we are not alone in this (one of the element of self compassion is shared humanity).
Truth 5 resonates with me because I have been avoiding stuffs lately, and the sense of helplessness it caused me made me worse than if I face my fear directly.