​Conquering 100 fears, one at a time

"What I really believe that Michelle is experiencing is tapping into her inner strength that was there all along," said Millman. "This isn't magic. She hasn't woken up every day from the last however many days and said I'm going to turn into someone that I wasn't before. What she's actually doing is recognizing her own power and her own strength."

Speaking of her trapeze experience, Poler said, "When I was up there, I was thinking I was going to die and I would rather jump out of a plane, like I did (Fear #66). They opened the door and the first thing that came to my mind is: I cannot believe I am going to jump off a plane. It's like committing suicide. It's crazy!

"I kept saying, Ohmygod, ohmygod, ohmygod, ohmygod! But I was really very eager to jump and understand how the feeling was. Definitely was one of the best moments of my life. It was amazing."

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Michelle Poler goes skydiving.
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She said, "I don't feel I've eliminated all my fears. I'm not there yet. But I have my whole life ahead of me. And at least this project gave me the confidence to approach the fears.

"I think anyone can face their fears, and enjoy every day to the fullest."


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