How to Overcome Fear and Build Courage as a Habit: 3 Exercises

Sometimes the solution to a problem is so simple and in the face, that we don’t have the courage to go for it. This story took care of my fear of action to a great extent and hence, as I write about how to overcome fear and win courage for yourself; this story comes first:

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Diary of a Young Girl of Marriageable Age: Guest Post by Arunima Shah: 

Before I rocket launch into my diary entry, there is one important question I have – what exactly is this “MARRIAGEABLE AGE”? And who decides when I become marriageable really? My parents, my biology, my economy or my cosmology / astrology or Society?

If someone has a good answer, please let me know! 🙂

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If you have ever attended any of my Motivational Talks, you would know – how huge a fan, I am, of these motivational one liners. They are funny, witty, smart and they do the job – in fewer words. And the writing bug bit me around 7 years ago. Ever since I have been coming up with my own too; albeit occasionally. The reason for sharing them here is – it’s a collection for you, my reader, to come back for some quick inspiration – whenever you feel that life has been kicking you harder than you deserve. Some of these motivational one liners though, might kick you harder while some are sympathetic (if you like sympathy, do read the first one carefully). Truth, sometimes, sounds harsh.

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20 was such an important age for me. It felt like life was happening right then and there. I kind of felt that I was the center of the universe and that the earth revolves round me :). And those days still stay the most happening & important part of my life. As I double myself (I will be 40 this November) ; in this short and sweet letter to my 20 year old self, I so wish to write that –

You are both right and wrong.

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Before I begin my ultimate guide to dealing with anger issues, and before I begin to put down in words – my own transformation from an angry young man to a much calmer and a little older man, let me share with you a story:

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I have always been a fan of movies – what a great medium of telling stories. Filmmakers have a lot of power in them, to send out right messages – no matter what genre of stories they are telling. Be it commercial masala or serious stories, there is always an opportunity to inspire the viewer to sit up and think – “Why did not I think of this before”? These movies are fodder for a Motivational Speaker like me, as I design my events for ‘Motivation minus gyaan‘ with inspirational Bollywood dialogues and lots of entertainment in it because, “Babumoshai, hum sab rangmanch ki kathputliyaan hain”. 🙂

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