Describe a fear you had to overcome. How did you overcome it?

Not too long ago I attended my first basketball match. I felt like I got butterflies in my stomach. I remembered that afternoon I had several text messages telling me to break a leg. I was feeling anxious and cared and didn't know what to do. I came over to my coach and asked how to perform better and overcome my fear. Well, he simply implied, "Just try your best and have fun." Then I observed those tips and used some of my own which helped me to win that match and I did absolutely amazing. I'm going to explore how I overcome my fear in the following essay. To begin with, as my coach said, just enjoy it and relax. What does actually means? Well,for instance, you will do better in everything when you're relaxing which means not being stressed or focusing on something too much. Also, have entertainment, you can do something while having fun and I guarantee you that your outcome will be so much better than if you're too stressed about it. My personal experience is a compelling example of this. As I said above, while I was playing in the match, I tried to keep myself calm and told myself to have fun. I tried to play like how I practiced alone because I played extremely well while practicing or playing alone because no one was watching. So that's what I did and it helps me a lot. Playing while relaxing also helps my body to move more freely and smoothly. In order to relax you need to inhale and exhale calmly and keep your breath steady. Well,those are just the tips that my coach told me. I also applied these tricks to help me to overcome my fear. Firstly, don't think of other people's opinions and don't listen to them. They're just trying to get in your way and distract you. When the match started, all I think about is myself and how to win this trial. The people sitting on the sidelines were yelling and giving negative attitudes but I didn't care at all. Last but not least, think positively. For example,think of a positive outcome. I was thinking how amazing would feel after winning my first basketball match so all I imagined in my mind is me winning the tournament and getting noticed by everyone. I strongly advise everyone to follow these tips if you're struggling to overcome your fears because I tried them and they had helped me a lot I ensure you that you will overcome your fears if you give these tips a try.
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