Are you letting a fear of failing stop you from trying new things and having new experiences? The tips below can help you break out of the uncertainty that everyone feels at some point in their lives.
1. Shop for one-on-one instruction
Learning new things in a group class can be terrifying, but getting one-on-one instruction is the key to getting up to speed without feeling judged. Want to try yoga, paddle boarding, throw a clay pot or shoot a pistol with confidence? Just hire a pro for one-on-one lessons until you feel confident enough to join a group.
2. Join anonymously
With the number of online and local activity groups designed to connect people with others of similar interests, it is easy to find a group to connect with like like minded people to connect with. By participating anonymously, you can try new things without any fear of failing.
3. Just do it.
Think of all the other times when you were unsure and uneasy, but did it anyway and found it was a positive experience. This might sound simplistic but sometimes the best way to get over your fear is to take the plunge and do what you fear. Taking that first step is often the most difficult but it can lead to rewarding experiences.
Negative and fearful thoughts get you nowhere, but the tips above can give you the confidence to try new things experience much that life has to offer.