When people ask you how well you performed(anything at all)on stage last week,
You’ll probably give ’em some answer like
“Oh it went extremely well”
“Oh I kinda messed up it was pretty bad but well whatever”
Something else which I don’t know ’cause I can’t read minds of other people;I’m no Colin Cloud :p
But these are the most common replies I get when I ask people how well they did!
You know that feeling when you are going to go on stage and gonna be the only person like thousands of people are gonna be watching or listening to?
And you have that nervous breakdown inside of you and you want to scream out loud?
I get it ALL THE TIME.
I’ve kinda told you all a little about my stage fear in one of my previous posts but well,
Even though it’s not like my biggest fear,when I’m on the stage I think to myself
“IF THIS ISNT YOUR BIGGEST PHOBIA WHAT IS”
But after I get off,I’m just all chill and I like completely forget about it.
We had like this public speaking workshop in school a few days back and there was this retired man from the Air Force whose words just inspired me and it was well,wonderful!
He talked about how we should not try to conquer and get rid of our fear,
But learn to live with it and use it to motivate us further to what we are doing!
And personally,this helped me a lot.
So there was a mathematics and science national championship which I was selected for…
And they didn’t tell us what we had to prepare for and there were like many different stages and in each stage they like eliminated over 75 children.
So it was basically a more humane version of the Hunger Games.
So I was super surprised when I made it to the Top 20.
Like SUPER SURPRISED!!!
It’s not like I doubted my knowledge I just lost almost all my confidence when in this last stage I had to go up the arena and talk about anything related to maths.
I looked pretty confident on the outside but inside I was just shivering;I just wanted to be back under the duvets of my cozy bed at home gah.
As soon as I got on stage,I like pushed the fear to like this one side and started thinking of things to talk about ’cause obviously this was an honest surprise!
And within seconds,words just flew out of my mouth and after I was done ,there was like a long applause and I just LOVED that feeling eeks.
A part of me was so happy I was able to avoid my fear and the other part was happy cuz I realised I was a good speaker haha!
So that’s how my stage fear ends!
For those of you who put in all their efforts to get rid of their fear like the old me,
Just learn how to live with it!
This is how my stage experiences will go now;)
*picks up mic*
*walks out of the stage like a boss *
Hope this helped you guys:)
Lots of love,