Live Like Nobody’s Watching
Stop letting fears get in your way.
Fear sure is something.
I remember being in middle school at lunch, too afraid to say something at lunch with my friend group. Fear of rejection was always one of my biggest obstacles.
Still, over six years later, I find myself looking at the same fears and insecurity.
Sometimes, it feels like my every move is being scrutinized. Spoiler alert — they’re not. I’m definitely not that special.
Most of my fears stem from my social insecurities. I’m afraid people will think I’m dumb. I’m afraid they’ll dislike my ideas. I’m afraid that they’ll reject me.
So many times, I cancel or just don’t show up to things because I’m still that sixth-grader. Deep down, I feel that same shred of anxiety, telling me to just not try.
I miss so many opportunities. Who knows what kind of connections I might have made. Who knows what could have been. I sure don’t because I didn’t go.
I find that the only person scrutinizing my life is me. I overthink every event, stopping myself from making strides in my life.
I’m the only person stopping me from reaching my potential. No one else. I need to live like nobody’s watching.
And maybe you do too.