Lately, I've been thinking about what it means to be fearless and my personal journey towards that. I remember when I used to be really shy but now I'm brave enough to walk up to strangers, start a conversation, and other things that the shy version of myself wouldn't do. I think the transformation happened when I was in a competition during college where it required votes to win. I wasn't popular or anything so I knew it would be impossible for me to win. At the time, a close friend of mine who was super outgoing decided that I should talk to people on campus and share what I'm doing in order to get votes. I was against that idea but he literally walked me around and pushed me into crowds to speak. I hated him for that but it was honestly something I had to do. We did this everyday for probably a month and I got better. In the end, I actually won the contest. But more important than that, I saw myself changing and fearing less about speaking to strangers. It hit me then that fear goes away with practice. The more you do it, the less afraid you become.
Being fearless means that you can be scared as hell to do something but despite that, you push forward and you do it anyway.
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