The Top 5 Things That Scare Me

And what I am doing about it


The author giving a speech at Toastmasters

Last night I made a list of my biggest fears.

Here are the top 5 things that scare me:

1. Dancing
2. Public speaking
3. Doing Improv
4. Heights
5. Rejection

I made this list so I can start using FEAR as a compass.

You might be laughing that dancing is #1.

But ever since that first ice cream social in 7th grade I’ve been terrified.

I created this fear list so that I could start facing what scares me head-on.

For each fear, I have identified corresponding actions to take.

I’m signing up for dancing lessons and improv classes to combat #1 and #3.

I attend Toastmasters weekly and speak at every meeting for #2.

For #4 I’m going to attempt the big wall at the rock climbing gym.

#5 entails starting a conversation with at least one stranger every day.

Bonus points if they are a cute girl 😎

Wait but why?

Why am I subjecting myself to sweaty palms and a racing heart?

Because I believe that everything you want in life is on the other side of fear.

That dream, that big life you’ve always fantasized about living?

It’s right here.

All you have to do is face your fears.

And if I can face my fears (and not die), so can you.

So let me ask you.

What are you afraid of?

And more importantly, what are you going to do about it?

Hi, I’m Gregory. I’m a professional life coach who helps people live a story worth telling.

Here are three steps to make your life instantly better:

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Gregory Russell Benedikt

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