Describe an unusual experience you had. What did you do to avoid being nervous?
One of the scariest experiences I have had is going rock climbing with my friend. It was hard not to be nervous when I was high in the air holding onto the side of a cliff. I conquered my fear by listening to my friend’s advice and paying attention to my senses.
First, I focused on my friend's voice. He was an experienced climber so gave good advice, such as telling me where to put my hands and feet. He was encouraging and helpful, so I knew that I was not alone.
Second, I controlled my fear by concentrating on the rocks and rope. The rock was rough and slightly warm under my hands. The breeze against my face was cool and smelled sweet. I could taste my own sweat. I felt calmer when I touched and looked at things around me.
When I paid attention to my senses and listened to my friend's advice, I was not as scared about rock climbing.