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stage fright

I think I can, I think I can: How I Motivate Myself to Get on Stage Each Night

I have a paralyzing fear of public speaking, which is rarely an asset in stand-up comedy. It’s a fear that kept me from trying something I always wanted to do. After nearly 12 years of ignoring my desire to try stand-comedy, six months ago I decided I was done letting a fear determine who I was. Since then I have been on stage just short of 90 times and each time I wrestle my fears. r