Have you ever been to a trembling experience while on a stage trying to deliver something but you can’t? If you have, you are as awesome as me. If not, congratulations, you have already come so far. Stage Fright is a very common problem, especially among the youngsters. Because obviously, competition is high and our academic standards as low as our confidence. Although blogging gave me enough courage to share my own thoughts, my stage fright has also started vanishing with the time. here is how I moved through my Stage Fright to emerge as a Stage Winner.
My Very Experience
I still remember the incident when I was in school. My friends used to be the last benchers and least did I know what I was going to be. I was mischevious and one of the brattiest students in the class. One day my class teacher pointed at me and said, ” Naman, come in front and start introducing yourself”. I was scared because never had I faced such a big crowd before. I was standing in front of the class with over 100 eyes watching me. Didn’t utter a single word and kept watching floor all the time. My hands were shivering. My friends were laughing at me, making noises to distract me, giggling over what my inability to start with my name even. The teacher soon told me to sit down but the very experience turned into a phobia for me.
After school, I ran back home and cried a lot, and I still remember all those words I scolded myself with. I didn’t even eat anything that night. After a few days, I was called again to stand in front of my class. I went there and thought about all the previous time insults and gags my friends criticized me with. I was very firm with my decision that I won’t let this be my habit. Without having said anything I started staring them all. I stared every single person of my class. this was my chance, in fact, a golden opportunity, a chance to kill this attitude of mine, a chance to show everyone that yes, I am not afraid of anything. So I started introducing myself. Though I stammered in the beginning, the ending was smooth. I could see a Stage Winner taking birth in me.
One thing that I learned that day was “Life gives you so many chances to face people and it depends on you whether you choose pain or you run away”.
Curbing the Stage Fright and Emerging as a Stage Winner
Now, I’m in college and utilize every chance that I get, from Group Discussions to debates and extempore. It’s not like that I’ve become a completely trained personality now. I fail and fail many times, but the difference is that I’ve learned the need to rise and fight again. Now I go there not to win, but to be more presentable, to help me refine myself even more. The quote that gives me strength whenever I go to the stage says “The man who wants to climb the highest mountain in the world, would never focus or concentrate on small stones which come on his path”. All those people who make fun of you, criticize you and put you down are just like small stones, don’t concentrate on them and be progressive on your path.
Do share with me your fears and if maybe I can help you to win over those fears. Like and Share this article if you enjoyed it. Stay tuned, this is Naman signing off.