This post is about one of those experiences I had in my childhood.
When I was 9 year old I was very shy in front of unknowns or strangers like almost every kid. At that time I was so scared to strangers that whenever I feel like facing any stranger I got numb. I started stammering before unknown people and also I started loosing my confidence and started stammering before my friends too.I was like this👇
One day, one of my teacher noticed me stammering and she came to me and asked about this and I told her everything. She said to me to participate in an upcoming debate. At that time I thought that I can’t even talk to my friends properly how would I do this. Then she said to me that sentence which is still a motivation for me. She said, ” don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try. The fear is in your mind only. It’s not real”.
After that day, I nominated myself to the debate competition and started my preparation. I spend hours and hours in front of mirror practicing.
And the big day came, I was scared deep in my mind but I was trying to overcome my fear. I kept on repeating myself that I can do it. As the time passes my heart started loosing it’s beats. And then the teacher announced my name, I started shivering and with the shaking legs I went on stage and started my speech. Everything was going good but… all of sudden I forgot my lines. My throat got dried I was trying to recover the lines but couldn’t. I closed my eyes and started repeating my previous lines and again reminded my teacher’s words that don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid to not to try. I don’t know what happens to me I gathered all my courage and started speaking according to my knowledge about the topic. And when I finished and said thank you…everyone was standing in the audience and they clap for me. I was very happy at that moment. I was like this 👇
Since I didn’t won that debate but I gained my confidence back and that too because of my teacher 🙏
This was little story of my transformation.
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