How to Feel like the Hulk

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    Posted on Thursday, Jun 22, 2017



    Ever wanted to learn how to do something, but you were too afraid? Why was that? Was it because you didn’t have the resources to go about it? Was it because you were not sure where to begin? Or was it because it was a skill that required doing something that terrified you so deeply you did not have the courage to even begin?

    Well, in this TEDtalks, Tim Ferriss describes three large fears he had while growing up, and how he was able to use his own personally developed constructs to break down the skill allowing him to master the art.

    As a young boy, Ferriss fantasized himself as the Great Hulk. He considered himself to be strong, powerful, and fearless. He carried this persona with him as he grew up, believing he could take on any task. That was until it came to swimming. As a young boy, Ferriss nearly drowned, resulting in him refusing to step foot in water until he was in his thirties. Embarrassed and humiliated, he did something about it. Why? Not to prove to others that he could swim, but rather because he wanted to prove to himself that he could smash his fear of swimming and learn something new.

    As you watch this TEDtalk, think about the things you wish you knew how to do. Then, think about the fears that are preventing you from learning these things. How can you create personally developed constructs that will allow you to overcome that fear and master that art? Think about it. Then, set out to achieve it.

    Anything is possible.
    By: Holly Meyer, College of Liberal Arts
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