Scared? Just do it!

I and Rahul met again today. Because of less attendance, our activities are largely confined to discussions. Today I narrated the incidence wherein I used my lateral speech while performing on stage in an office event. With this, we discussed how lateral speech can help us in our path towards recovery.

I would also like to pen down here, one incidence which Rahul narrated. This was about how he overcame his fear of the “injection needle”. Rahul was very much scared of it. So much so that if he had to undergo a blood test, then he would loose his sleep. But one fine day, there was a blood-donation camp organized in his college. And Rahul decided that he would do something good for the community, and doing this, also overcome his fear. He volunteered to donate his blood. He was scared. The sight of the big needle did scare him. But he just did it. He faced his fear. And it turned out to be good. The next time when he was really required to donate blood to one of his relative, he readily did it with no fear. This time the needle didn’t scare him. This is how we deal with our fears.

But how did he get the courage to just go there and face his fears? Watching the movie – “The pursuit of happiness”. This movie inspired him so much that he was all geared up to achieve what he was scared off. And he wants to take the same route on his path to stammering recovery. All the best Rahul!

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Post Author: Harish Usgaonker

5 thoughts on “Scared? Just do it!


    (May 3, 2010 - 3:12 am)

    Very touching and true. Many of us will be scared to go out at night- but if a child is frightened of dark, we will take it by hand and go out in the dark! Being open to others needs, others pain, is a great motivating force. It can turn common women and men into great Heroes! In the process, our own fears and issues simply vanish without a trace.. TISA SHG movement is based on this very concept.
    Congratulations – Rahul and Harish!


    (May 3, 2010 - 6:08 am)

    Harish, kudos for bringing this up. As will says: "just attack your fears", we should try it and i know it's a continual process.
    see the wisdom Will Smith shares at:


    (May 3, 2010 - 7:18 am)

    Face it until you make as they say. you are making your journey covering small small milestones. Keep moving!


    (May 3, 2010 - 8:08 am)

    “Don’t ever let somebody tell you…you can’t do something. You got a gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves..they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something go get it“.

    This Quote is from the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness”. This movie inspires me and makes me more calm down. Happiness is easy to spell but hard to achieve. So, believe in yourself, people can be anything and go every where if they believe in themselves.


    (May 3, 2010 - 9:53 am)

    Sometimes we just have to take a leap of faith. Nothing more but a belife that yes I can do it and give it a try.

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