climb that mountain

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“Because in the end you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”
Jack Kerouak

Reading about self-confidence is reading about human training and development. Everyone can become more self-confident through action and practise. Besides, what else is self-confidence than an inner belief that you trust yourself and you can do it? And, this belief is obtained only by successful experiences of new things, especially things that since then you thought them difficult, even impossible; but to succeed, you must attempt not only once. Like toddlers, adults need to test their limits and their potentials, too. Almost every book about self-confidence encourage the reader to attempt a new “dreadful” thing at least once a week. 

Now, I remember that I promised to myself to do that in the past. But if you don’t write your commitment, easily you forget it. Yet, some days, without continuity or stability, following my impulse, I did it. I don’t refer to extreme things that can harm you or put you in danger. I refer to the things we deny to do in order not to get out of our comfort zone. Why to speak; why to seek; why to make an application, or resignation; why to ask a date; why to say no; why to go for a beer or a trip alone; why to move in a different place or country; why to climb that mountain, instead of drinking our coffee in the foothills? For a moment we aren’t wavering back and forth, we are on the top.