11.12.13

When Anxiety Is Not A Bad Thing

Let me start with a confession first. I wanted to post something no matter what today in order to record the date [11.12.13] in my blog. Haha. But, it is a good thing so that I finally have a nice momentum to post this topic that I'll be writing. I've been intending to write about it but laziness has been winning over the urge to write. :p

ANXIOUS

Have you ever felt anxious about something? I think most of us have experienced at least once in our life the moment when we feel anxious. If one has never felt this feeling, what an extraordinary person he is. Don't you think so? Few days ago, I was anxious when I was attending a workshop where the other participants were all strangers and above all they were Japanese. I was worried whether I would be able to communicate well or not, whether I would be able to join the discussion or not, and so on. Sometimes we could get anxious even for little things.

For the past few months, I've been following a Japanese TV drama about a young lady who wants to be a pilot. She has an easy going personality, she is honest about her feeling, and she is a little clumsy. This young lady has never ridden an airplane before so she doesn't have any idea how it feels to fly. After going through many entrance examinations she finally passes and continues to the training stage. At one of the training activities, she has to sit in the cockpit and to observe the pilot working during a flight. Suddenly, the plane goes through a bad weather so that the plane shake quite hard and she gets terribly shocked. Since the incident she is so afraid about flying and she even thinks of quitting to be a pilot. But then her training instructor tell her that being anxious is normal, especially when we are about to do something we have never experienced before. The instructor then says, "It is because you're anxious that you're doing thing carefully and trying to make thing goes well. You'll learn so hard to get better. What important is to cope with that anxiety." After that she goes on flight again and decides to continue her training to be a pilot.

So the point is, no matter how experienced we are it is important not to be too sure and confident that thing will always go smoothly. It is actually nice to keep a certain level of anxiety or worry so that we will pay more attention on things, be more careful on what we're doing. So that we can avoid carelessness, which may lead to disaster sometimes.

Well then, I wish it becomes a nice read for you guys! Yes, you! :p
Have a good sleep everyone :D

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