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Old 10-02-2004, 02:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation Scared to death that shyness will return...

This has been a fear of mine for a while now, and I can't get rid of it no matter how hard i try . I used to be a shy, insecure little boy. However, I gradually gained confidence and broke out of my shell. Now, in 11th grade, I'm out of my shell completely and confident. I'm a peanut vendor for football games and the mascot for my high school team (which is a tough job since my school has no cheerleaders), both which require you to be outgoing and extraverted. With my added confidence, I'm also trying out for wrestling and maybe track & field this year, and considering football in gr 12 (first time i've ever done any sport in my life).

However, I fear that one day, something will just happen and I'll close up and lose all the confidence I had before. I love being the energetic, extraverted, confident kid, and I worked so hard to become that way, but in the back of my mind, I'm scared that it could all go away faster than it came. Can someone please help me with my situation??? Thanks in advance.

 
Old 10-02-2004, 07:45 PM   #2
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Re: Scared to death that shyness will return...

The beauty of increasing self-confidence is that it naturally tends to maintain itself. What I mean by this is that as your become more confident, more goes well in your life (girls you only dreamed of start flirting with you, people respect you, etc.), which in turn leads to more self-confidence.

What you need to realize is that there will be setbacks on the way, but just remember even after those setbacks how much better your life has become.

Good luck from a member who has also finally recently broken out of his shell.

 
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Old 10-03-2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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Re: Scared to death that shyness will return...

its funny...you sound exactly like me. i used to be a shy girl though. i found people intimidating and i felt like my opinion did not matter so why try to express it? but now that im in 11th grade also i am finding that if you have more confidence and self expression that people respect you more and you feel more yourself. you will not lose this. if you are enjoying the person who you are and you understand why you stopped being shy, then this is a trait that nobody can lose or that nobody can take away from you. i have never played a sport in my life and i have decided that this year i am going to play ice hockey. my advice is go for it and look towards the future, not the past. good luck with track and football and everything else that comes your way keep me posted!

 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:37 AM   #4
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Re: Scared to death that shyness will return...

It may come back but you have found ways to adjust and stay open. You best bet is to stay active and keeping working with the public so you can continue get accoustomed with being open.

 
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