LAST week marked another milestone in my life’s journey – presenting my clinical trials research at the prestigious International Public Health conference in Milan!
Although I’ve come a long way since my first large audience presentation in Dubai in March, the revelation that I would be the opening speaker brought familiar fears rushing back.
Up until three years ago I had never even done a Facebook live – that’s how bad my fear of “not being good enough” was.
But here’s the thing about fear – it’s something we all grapple with, be it standing on a global stage or taking the first step in our weight loss journey.
My big presentation is about to begin – and I’m so confident I can’t stop smiling
The fear of failure, of not meeting expectations, can be crippling. But, just like that moment before stepping on to the stage, it’s essential to harness that fear, to face it and to use it as a catalyst for breaking barriers and achieving what we once thought impossible.
There are so many negative emotions surrounding our individual weight loss journeys and they DO hold us back from succeeding.
But we CAN smash through our mental boundaries. We CAN do it!
In Dubai and then Milan I did what I’ve advised countless Slimpod members to do: I faced the fear head-on, relying on proven techniques to transform anxiety into a force of empowerment.
The result? Not only a successful presentation but an invitation to lead a panel discussion later on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in digital healthcare.
Me chairing the conference discussion on Artificial Intelligence in healthcare
This was an honour and a testament to the power of overcoming personal barriers!
I’ve now learned that the magic is on the other side of my comfort zone.
Whether you are embarking on a life-changing health journey or facing personal or professional hurdles, remember that taking that first step, despite the fear, is often the most crucial part.
It’s not just about the success we achieve but the personal growth and self-confidence that blossoms from facing our fears.
I returned from Milan with a reinforced belief in the transformative power of overcoming fears, a lesson I hope to instil in every person who embarks on a journey to rediscover themselves through Slimpod.
To everyone out there with dreams and goals, remember: making your first step, however fearful, is the gateway to unimaginable achievements.
As we get older, facing our fears can become more complicated.
Fear is a basic human emotion designed to motivate us to avoid danger but your subconscious mind’s interpretation of danger can often be totally different to reality.
Challenge those fears!
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