Print this page, and when you complete each ‘quest’, tick it. When you have completed every quest, mail the sheet to someone important.
Kids, you will need a parent’s permission for some of these ‘quests’.
Q. ‘Isn’t there a danger that if something goes wrong, my confidence will be shattered?’
It’s hard to say. I guess it depends on what happens. Can you not remember a time in which you failed in your attempt, but confidence in yourself grew anyway? Simply because you gave it a go?
▪ Even if you attempt a quest and fail, praise yourself for having a go.
▪ Watching scary movies doesn’t count. You need to actively move through your fears, not passively inure yourself to them.
▪ Don’t do anything that might be unsafe. Doing something unsafe demeans you. Respected abseilers, speleologists, mountain climbers, skydivers . . . minimise the risks as much as possible. They make their activity as safe as possible before doing it.
Quest 1. Sing in a karaoke bar. (If you are legally allowed to be there.)
Quest 2. Go rock climbing at a rock climbing centre.
Quest 3. Go on a theme park ride you would normally avoid.
Quest 4. When you are required to do something necessary but scary (such as catching a spider to take outside), do it. (Don’t squash the spider.)
Quest 5. At work, or in leisure, take on a daunting project. One you think you might fail in.
Quest 6. Begin conversations with strangers, and with people different to you.
Quest 7. Ring a talk-back ratio station to express an opinion.
Quest 8. ?? Create your own scary quests.