All people want only one thing in life – to be happy. Things that make us happy or unhappy are different for each of us. However, there is one thing that always stands in the way and prevents any person from being happy. It is fear. Some people let it completely control their life. Others face it and fight their fears as they don’t want to be controlled by them.
I believe in fighting against all odds in order to reach our goals and fulfill our dreams.
People might be afraid of different things: spiders, strangers, snakes, public speaking, confined spaces, flying or heights. Some of these are just fears while others are phobias. A lot of people try to get rid of their fears and often some amazing things come out of it. For example, there is a French man who suffered from Acrophobia when he was a kid. His name is Alain Robert. People call him a Legend and he is on the tip of the tongue of all the daredevils of our planet. Once he was terrified of heights and nowadays he has scaled all the tallest buildings on all the continents around the world. People who follow his lead are called a new breed of climbers. Our life is too boring and safe for them, so they find their refuge in this urban free solo climbing that provides everything that our modern life lacks. Every time they scale a new “Everest” they are caught between life and death and nothing can be more extreme than this.
However, there are also other things that life throws at us as if testing our limits. Sometimes the odds of winning might seem really non-existent. But there are always a lot of inspirational people who overcome the odds and prove those who give up wrong.
One of my favorite examples is a South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius. Both of his legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. Then Oscar was walking successfully with a pair of prosthetic legs. His handicap hardly slowed his large interest in sports, which spanned from cricket to wrestling to boxing. At the age of 16 Pistorius was introduced to the track. His rise in the sport came quickly. He took part in the Paralympic games and even competed against able-bodied athletes in the Olympic games. Oscar says that he doesn't see himself as disabled. There's nothing he can't do that able-bodied athletes can do.
There are many obstacles in life that prevent us from getting what we want to get done in life. These obstacles can come in many shapes and sizes. They can be physical, mental, emotional, the people around you, the situation you’re currently in. There are many things in life we can’t control but we have to face them to the best of our ability. We always must try something new, do things out of our comfort zone and believe in personal success. It’s very hard to get over fear. But once you do, your entire world is open to new experience with great opportunities.