Today, let us discuss fear and how it can prevent us to take the best advantage of life.
Some weeks ago, I read a very inspiring post from Benjamin P. Hardy, entitled
One of the 50 ways mentioned was trying to do something you fear of, everyday. Since I had read the article (23rd of August), I was still to find the opportunity to exercise myself on this specific item, until yesterday.
I was contacted on Thursday by the Afrobloggers Team to take control of their Twitter Account for one day. They have an initiative called #FrenchFriday during which they share tribune with an African francophone blogger on a specific topic for 24H. This week, the thematic was #Gabon2016.
I was really scared when I received the proposition and I just wanted to say no. I wondered how I could interact during one day with people, I did not know at all, considering that on my own Twitter account, I still have limited interactions with the world. I was scared not to be able to create traction. I was scared that I would not be able to take the right angle on the conversation on #Gabon2016. Considering the current issues in the country (post-electoral riots), I was scared to make a mistake, or an unappropriate comment.
In short, I was scared to try something new and to open myself to strangers in a way which was supposed to help me promote my image, my e-reputation, on top of just having fun.
And I finally jumped. I said “Yes’ and during 24h, I had great fun, I received shout outs, and I loved discussing with the community.
I did not believe it could be that fun. I did not believe I could feel so free. I really thank the Afroblogger Team for the opportunity and I definitely learned one key thing
FEAR NOTHING, JUST DO IT