Its ok to be Nervous


This is a response to the one-word prompt “Nervous” by “The Daily Post.”

Who doesn’t get nervous; no one that’s who. Everyone gets nervous at least once in their lives if not more. We all know this, it’s just a fact of life; and yet we do not like to acknowledge such when it happens. It is an inconvenient truth for us. Why is that the case? Is being nervous really such a bad thing that when we experience such, we can’t admit it?

The thing is, being nervous, despite how we feel about it is not really a bad thing and is quite ok to be so. Being nervous does not just have to about holding you back or making you second guess your decision in something. It can be and often is an extra enforcement for continuing down the path you have set. Being nervous allows one to more see what is “at stake” in any given situation and can help to put “everything” relating to what is making you nervous in a bigger/clearer light.

So the next time you find yourself getting nervous over a decision you have made or are about to make, don’t get caught up with the decision itself. But instead, allow that nervousness to make you think about all the reasons for the decision and what the consequences (good and bad) are. In this way, nervousness can either reform that you are making the right decision or perhaps are not making the right one at least not completely. Don’t be ashamed when you get nervous, it’s ok to be so.

 

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