My parents bred a fearless daredevil nature in me from an early start, which makes it ironic when they wonder why I can be so carelessly free (and clumsy) as an adult. I was jumping off the diving board in the deep end of the pool at the age of 2, and on the swim team and water ski club by the age of 4. At age 6, I was on the water ski pyramid (see below, I’m in the middle) and by 9 I was obsessed with doing pull-ups for fun so that I could beat all the boys at everything I did.
You see, when you believe you can do anything, you can. At some point in our adolescence, we lose sight of ourselves. We forget that we can do anything. We learn fear. Fear keeps us from taking action, it keeps us from believing in ourselves, and it keeps us from success. I was never bound by fear as a child, and I chose not to be bound by it as an adult.
I was fearless as a kid because my parents taught me to try. As long I tried, I would succeed, and so will you. Everything is easy, if you try. Trying means taking action, it means letting go of self-doubt, negativity, past failures, insecurities, and worry. If you want to be fearless in life, you must fear less.
Climb your pyramid and stand on top; it comes with a view that you will never want to let go of.