A problem no more
Well I know this story isn’t as amazing as some of the stories on this site, and a lot of people will thinks it’s no big deal, but for me it is. I hope this story is inspirational to people, especially people going through this problem as well.
I am fourteen and I’m in high school. I am not the most popular girl but I have a lot of friends and a lot of people like me. For the last year now I have had a really bad fear of talking and reading out loud. Call it low self esteem or social anxiety I just couldn’t read out loud. It only started as a very minor problem, but the more I thought about it, the more I convinced myself that I couldn’t do it, so the problem just got worse and worse until it got to to the point that I used to have mini panic attacks, where I could barely breath, in a class where I might be picked.
Anyway I had read The Secret before that but I had not properly taken it in. In my hour of need, I decided it wouldn’t hurt to read it again. So I read it. I read it properly, taking every word in. Every time I read a couple of pages of it I’d be nearly crying with happiness at the thought that I could make a great life for myself. I started to really use The Secret and kept positive thinking constantly. I wasn’t the best at using it and could only ever bring the odd feather or a friend I hadn’t seen for a while into my life.
Then I started to visualize reading out loud and me being super confident about it and I told myself I COULD do it. At first it didn’t work, but then one day I walked into a class where usually I’d be shaking like a leaf, super confident. The teacher still didn’t pick me to read out loud, but I KNEW I could and I know I can read out loud. Now that I’ve got the hang of The Secret, I’m gonna start using it on bigger things in my life and I’ll try and keep you all updated.