Case Study: Everything You Want Is On The Other Side Of Fear

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“Everything you want is on the other side of fear” –Jack Canfield When I began thinking about how I wanted to approach this final project, I knew that I wanted to do something more than just document my thoughts. I wanted to take action. I longed to change for the better in some way and exceed the limits I put on myself. This is why I chose to do several things that scared me and document my experiences. I never quite realized how afraid I truly was until I looked back at how much I have grown since last semester. I believe there is always room for personal growth and I hope to continue this project for the rest of my life.

Changing my Direction For as long as I can remember, I have had challenges making decisions
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Change has always been a scary thing for me. The thought of moving to Victoria and not enjoying my experience or surroundings really scared me. But I didn’t want to solely base my decision on fear. I knew that I didn’t want to live with my mother for the rest of my university career and that branching out would be good for my confidence and give me more opportunities. So instead of ruling out this option due to fear, I took initiative and visited a friend of mine that goes to UVIC. This experience helped me feel more confident in my decision to apply to this university and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I also visited with a recruiter to talk about my course options and went on a guided tour of the university. Shortly after applying, I received a fifteen hundred dollar entrance scholarship to the university which made me feel even happier that I applied. I realized that I was over worrying about whether I would be accepted or not, and I have learned that sometimes it’s good to just let things fall into place on their own. Overall, if I would have told my seventeen year old self that I would be taking these steps in forwarding my life, I never would have believed

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