Rahul is a software engineer based in bangalore, india.

this journal is his manifesto to help people tackle everyday hurdles and live better.

Nervous and happy

Have you ever come across a situation where you've been nervous and happy at the same time?

I had a recent experience of such sort. I had to meet someone.

Happy, because I was waiting for a long time for the meeting to finally happen. Like really long. Okay, I lied. It had been a few months but that counts, doesn't it?

Nervous, and by nervous, I mean legs-shaking nervousness, because I was afraid of how the ones whom I'm meeting, might judge me.

Like, would it be a double tap or scroll past? A swipe right or left?

I won't lie, for a brief moment, extending more than a few seconds, I must say, I wanted to flee from the spot.

However, meeting them was more important than having full command over my legs. So, I stayed and met them.

However it went, it went better than I had expected. On top of that, I had a feeling of relief that it was finally over.

You see, most of the times when we are nervous, we want to escape the situation, be in our comfort zone. However, you need to do the exact opposite.

You need to stay and face the situation. That is how you progress in life.

I get nervous when I don’t get nervous. If I’m nervous I know I’m going to have a good show.
— Beyonce Knowles

Everyone's nervous about doing something. In order to achieve something, you need to cast that nervous feeling aside and do it anyway.

Just remember two things:

  • When you're nervous, stop thinking of what could go wrong and think about what could go right.
  • Share this post after reading. Just kidding

Be nervous yet happy.

Being nervous is easy. Being nervous yet happy to face the situation is what defines you.

The smaller, the better

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