Let's face it, we could all use a little help getting through this journey we call life, right? So why not ask Mome.
Hi man at his wits end,
I'm extremely interested in getting into the entertainment industry, preferably performing dance or singing. I feel that I am talented but have a fear of rejection, which keeps me from putting myself out there. I once got all the way to an audition, which was close to 300 miles from my home, and I chickened out. What would you recommend doing to get over this fear?
I want to be fearless
Hi, I want to be fearless,
First of all, I'd like to say that I think that it is awesome that you are taking the initiative to move out from that place where you feel stuck in fear, towards moving forward. Plenty of people face anxiety when challenged with accomplishing a task, so don't feel alone. I would first of all recommend speaking with your doctor about this because they have many options to assist with coping with what you're going through. Also, you can try not going it alone. Try taking a loved one with you to your next audition, maybe a family member or friend that can cheer you on and give you that extra push you need. In addition to those options keep in mind that if you never try, you'll never know how far you can go.
Best wishes to you in whatever you choose to do. :-)