What You Can Learn from Sherri Shepherd and Her #DWTS Experience [VIDEO]

Makeba Giles

Makeba Giles

Makeba Giles is an Health, Family, and Lifestyle Blogger. She is also a Midwest Mother of four, and the Founder and Creative Director of MELISASource.com. |

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Fear can be a crazy thing. There is the good type of fear that acts as a warning signal to shield you from something potentially harmful or dangerous; then there is the bad type of fear that disguises itself as reason whenever an good idea or opportunity presents itself. Honestly, oftentimes it is the bad fear that causes the most regret.

 

When I saw the news of comedienne, actress, and tv personality Sherri Shepherd being eliminated from the lineup of the television show Dancing with the Stars, I immediately began to feel bad for her. However when I watched the video clip of her elimination and heard her response afterwards, it no longer saddened me, but encouraged me.

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I am sure that Sherri Shepherd went through the very same process that we put ourselves through: the Dancing with the Stars opportunity became available, her very first thought was, “Yes that would be great-I should do it!” but then right after that came the thoughts of, “I can’t do that”, followed by a continuous string of “reasons” and “what if’s”. The exception is that in our case, most times we become so fearful that we let the reasons and what-if’s win.

 

Why become so afraid to at least try? Whether it is a new career or promotion opportunity, advanced classes or internships, starting or expanding a business venture or simply traveling to new places and trying new things–whatever it may be, it is important to fight through the feeling of being afraid and at the very least, give it a chance. If things do not work out for you, then so be it—but I can guarantee that you will not only come out of the experience a stronger and better person, but you will also learn some new things about yourself that you can apply to your life’s journey going forward.

 

The next time a great opportunity presents itself in your life and you begin to feel too afraid to take a chance and go for it, remember these two quotes:

 

If you tried and you failed, at least you tried

I would rather have a life of ‘oh-wells’ than a life of ‘what-ifs’

 

 

Gain encouragement from the words that Sherri Shepherd spoke about her Dancing with the Stars experience. Sure, she was shocked and saddened by being voted off the show, but instead of focusing on her disappointment, she was grateful for the experience and now has the great accomplishment of overcoming her fears to live out one of her dreams.

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In her own words:

“If you don’t go towards the thing you fear, you won’t be able to say you lived.”

 

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Have you ever missed out on a great opportunity because you were too afraid to try? What great experiences in your life did you almost miss due to fear? Do you have favorite sayings or people who encourage you to overcome being afraid? Share with me below or tell me about it at: melisasource@yahoo.com.

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photo credit: sherrishepherd.com

video credits: huffingtonpost and abcnews

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  • Terry L

    This was a good inspirational post. Thx for sharing this as it shows celebs are human beings.

    • MELISASource

      Greetings: Thank you so much for your kind words! Yes I believe that one of the things that we forget is that celebrities are human: they get doubtful of themselves and afraid to try things just like everyone else. I am glad that Sherri Shepherd is as down-to-earth as she is and that she chose to express her true feelings. Her actions I’m sure will inspire many for a long time to come! ~Thank you so very much for commenting! 🙂

  • Montrella

    What an inspiring story about overcoming! Initially, I too was sadden by Sherri’s elimination, but to hear that she was able to do something she dreamed about while at the same time dealing with stage fright was amazing. Not many people get to live their dreams or even feel blessed by the outcome that not have lined up with their personal visions. I applaud Sherri for being an example to those who maybe held back because of fear.

    • MELISASource

      Greetings: Sherri Shepherd set such an example that night by what she said and how she handled everything. I was in such awe–it really did cause me to reexamine some of the things that I had brushed off because I was too afraid to try. I totally agree that she truly is an inspiration! ~Thank you so very much for commenting! 🙂