I’m going to be giving a speech tomorrow at my fiancés Mum’s wedding. To some people, this might not be that big of a deal, but to everyone else – including me – it induces a lot of nervous panics. After all, I have a fear of public speaking. This is not entirely surprising, especially when you consider the fact that public speaking is one of the most common fears in the world.
Have you ever noticed that some of the best times you’ve had in your life have been when you least expected them? The memories that give you the most happiness when you look back tend to be the ones that involved little to no planning – the times when things just happened naturally as if they were meant to.
When I was growing up, my Mum used to always say to me “everything in moderation, including moderation”. I never really understood the meaning of this when I was younger. It’s only as I’ve grown older that I’ve come to realise the importance of that message. It’s now something that I try to stay particularly mindful of, especially during times when I feel I may be overdoing something to a certain degree. After all, too much of anything – even something good – can be a bad thing.
I’m a huge fan of Jordan Peterson – he has so much good life advice that can be applicable to all of us. In this video, he offers his opinion on what you should do if you’re struggling with starting something. He also mentions why it’s important to readjust and sometimes aim low.
This is a mindset that I’m trying to adopt more and more in my life recently.
I’ve come to realise that the moment I start to think about doing something is usually the same moment I start to procrastinate on doing something. The two really go hand in hand for me, and it can be extremely self-destructive!
I’m not sure how many people are going to relate to this feeling that I’m going to be talking about here, but I wanted to share it anyway. I know this may already be sounding a little bit weird, but do try and stick with me here.