What is the one thing you've always wanted to do but were too terrified to try?
And what would it take to get you to do it?
My friend and I used to joke about going sky diving together when we turned 30. That came and went so it turned into "OK, we'll do it when we're 40," and that's come and gone now as well.
I guess I'm just a wuss.
I can honestly say there is not one thing I've wanted to do that I've not at least tried. The terror factor has been a real wing-dinger at times, but in the end I've always managed to plow on through it.
This is going to sound weird. I have always wanted to Interview several infamous serial killers and really get inside there head. It would be incredibly terrifying (especially since I've never heard anyone confess to murder before, even in my most personal emotional talks with people).
That and always spend the night in a haunted house (or old hospital etc.) I think I would be fine with a group of people, but If it ever came time to split up (on our own) and record th data, I would be wayyyy too terrified!
If it's something that I'm terrified of it's also pretty much something I don't want to do (well, at least not if there's not some reason I HAVE to) (lol lol)
There have times in my life when I've been terrified but had to do something. I've always found at those times that adrenaline kicks in, and I don't even notice being terrified (for the most part). But those times are, to me, those times when there's something really serious at stake and when not doing the thing is not an option.
As far as "just doing something for the sake of overcoming being afraid goes"... No. I don't see the point. I have nothing to prove. "Mildly nervous" or even "very nervous" are on thing. "A little afraid" is one thing. "Terrified" is another.
Maybe it's because I've had a number of circumstances/events in my life that have been terrifying Maybe it's because I think that when something comes naturally and comfortably to us we tend not to be too terrified to do it; so I just don't see the point of doing what pretty much goes against our grain. For whatever reason I don't see the point of doing something I'm terrified to do. Life is short. I have nothing to prove and lots of things in life that are incredibly rewarding in one way or another. So I never get to know what it feels like to jump out of an airplane... Who cares. There'll always be any number of things that one person or another doesn't ever do.
I don't know... My top priorities in life are about people and things that are so much more meaningful than, say, whether I jump out of an airplane or ride in a hot-air balloon. I'll never get to play in Major League baseball or perform in Swan Lake either (lol). They say, "to thine own self be true". My "own self" tells me that I'd rather not increase my chances of being either paralyzed or dead over something as unimportant as finding out what it's like to jump out of an airplane. Besides, my "own self" tells me I wouldn't like it very much anyway. (lol)
Your question really stumped me... took me several minutes before I realized that actually, if I can, I don't want to do anything at all, except writing online. Book publishing? No, thanks... too much pressure and commitment.
Fly to Scotland or go to a posh salon for a complete makeover. Okay. I'll admit it. I'm not afraid to fly to Scotland...I just can't afford it! And I'm not terrified to have a makeover, but I have visions of walking in and them saying, "I'm sorry darling. There's nothing we can do to help you."
Honestly, the only thing I am truly terrified of is going to the doctor, but it's not something I ever want to do (but sometimes have to anyway). I've always wanted to audition for a musical, but I can't overcome the nausea, shakiness, and cold sweat. Maybe someday.
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