Most people have at least heard about Breaking Bad.
Maybe you’ve even watched it. The title tells it all. It’s a slow character study in a guy who starts out as an underachieving, highly intelligent science teacher that slowly turns into an evil criminal mastermind.
The crucial steps along the way are death. Several times through out the series, Walter White, the main character, faced and accepted his death. But when death didn’t come, he emerged on the other side more vicious, fearless, cunning and evil.
If you’ve ever known somebody who faced death and didn’t die, this can be a life changing experience. Old fears vanish, and life is seen as the pure and precious joy that it is.
People that face death (other than people that go into situations expecting to face death, like soldiers and cops, which is a completely different scenario) and survive come out stronger, and MUCH more appreciative of life.
In fact, in ancient societies, forcing pretty much ALL the kids to “face death” was an essential part of becoming an adult. They wouldn’t trust anybody joining them on the all important hunt, which could both sustain and destroy the tribe, unless they were comfortable facing death and coming out a victor.
They say our greatest potential lies right on the other side of our fears. And they’re right. If you’ve ever faced a fear, not ducked around it or side stepped it, but looked it right in the eye and calmly walked right into it with an open face, you know the incredible rush that happens.
Not only do most of our fears live in our imagination, but when we prove to ourselves that they are easily defeated, we gain a tremendous amount of personal power.
If you’re a guy, then approaching girls is one of the biggest fears you’ve got. Walking up to a cutie, all the way across the room in full view of her friends and yours, looking her in the eye and starting a conversation can give you the biggest boost of confidence.
Even if you’re not intending to “pick her up” or get her number. Making this a habit will give you confidence to easily conquer life and squeeze from it whatever you want.
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