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The story behind fear and bad experiences in life The story behind fear and bad experiences in life
I get bored easily, and doing a variety of different things is something I enjoy. Anything that’s outside of the limitations of a job... The story behind fear and bad experiences in life

I get bored easily, and doing a variety of different things is something I enjoy. Anything that’s outside of the limitations of a job description is where the real fun begins. A job is almost like a comfort zone: the things you want are always outside of that comfort zone. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

As a baby we’re only born with two fears: the fear of falling, and the fear of loud noises. All other fears are learned behaviors that we introduced into our mind at a later age. Knowing that, we can learn to welcome and embrace fear, and figure out what the story is behind the fear.

In my Travel book I share my concept of Experience Value. The only reason to travel is to go through a certain experience and take as many of those home with you as possible. There’s positive and negative experience value, and obviously the ones you want to get more of is the positive experience value. That doesn’t mean that all experiences will be positive. The negative ones will just give you more contrast to see what you truly want and are passionate about.

Try everything once, and decide after if you want to undergo that experience again. The whole point of living by experience is to test everything, and keep the things that work. If you do something you didn’t like, that’s not a mistake, it’s just an experience. The only mistake would be to seek out that same experience again, now knowing you didn’t like it in the first place. Try many different things, and keep whatever you like from it.

If you’re curious to read more please pick up a copy of my Freedom Project books at www.freedomprojectbook.com.

Wilko van de Kamp Author

WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world. Visit him online at www.wilko.ca