You know the hunger to no longer have a certain fear? I have that feeling. I don’t want to go close to water to fear it. I don’t want to get close to worry about going under and fearing for my life.
I’ve lived with the fear of water now for over 21 years. When I nearly drowned at a school friend’s birthday party at the age of 4, I wouldn’t have thought I’d live with the fear for so long.
I’ve gotten close to water. I can put my feet in, but that’s as far as I can go. I relive the moment from 21 years ago anytime I try to get in, but I’m fed up. I’m fed up of not being able to enjoy moments with friends and loved ones because I’m holding back.
I don’t want to hold back anymore!!
That’s why in 2018, water in some way will feature in one of my fundraising challenges! Imagine that?! Imagine someone conquering a long-term fear and using it to help others?! This will be me! I will get in the water! I don’t know how yet, but I’ve made contact with someone I know to help me overcome this fear.
I don’t know how I’ll do it, but I will, and once I do, it’s time to plan the challenge. I want 2018 to not only help others, but to help me too. I need to let go of certain things in my life. I need to let go of the negative moments by turning them into positive influence.
I need to take myself out of my comfort zone to do this, and putting on some trunks, and going fully for it has to be done. This is the moment for me to do this. It’s my time to do what I’ve always wanted to do, but never had the courage to fully go for it.
I want to inspire myself. I want to know I was the reason I overcame it. I want to know that I didn’t just come up with the idea and back out, but I dedicated myself to what is a life-changing year, and will be…life-changing moment.
Have you ever overcome a fear? How did you do it? What tips would you give to me or someone else wanting to overcome theirs? Leave a comment below..