One of the more hellish aspects of anxiety disorder is what it does to your self-esteem. Famous people with anxiety struggle with this, too. By its very nature, anxiety is an isolating condition. It’s a natural response to withdraw when you’re constantly afraid. And in that state of withdrawal, it’s easy to make certain assumptions about the world that cause your self-esteem to bottom out.
It may look like everyone but you has it together. You may think you’re alone, that everybody else is normal and you’re this gigantic failure because you struggle with anxiety. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many famous people, including actors, musicians, and sports figures, also struggle with anxiety disorders.
Famous People Also Struggle With Anxiety
Fact is, tens of millions of people struggle with anxiety and panic attacks — and that includes lots of famous people. Some estimates are that around 65 million people in the United States alone regularly suffer fear so intense it qualifies as a full-blown panic attack. Many of them are famous — “successful” by every metric standard our society has. Anxiety disorder knows no class, racial, ethnic, or gender boundaries and is not just a problem confined to a bunch of misfit “losers.”
PGA pro Charlie Beljan also struggles with anxiety. He had a full-blown panic attack…on national television!
Beljan went on to win the tournament above, even though he was convinced he was dying. I’m not much of a sports fan, but I will say this: Charlie Beljan is one tough mother.
Let me ask you a question. Do you believe famous golfer Charlie Beljan is a failure because he’s a person who struggles with anxiety and panic attacks? Do you think anybody actually believes that he is?
Now, let me ask you another question. Why do you believe you are a failure because you also struggle with anxiety?
I invite you to ponder that for a while.