My fondest accomplishment may seem small and not very much of an accomplishment to some, but it is to me. When I was a child, I had a deathly fear of water to the point where I'd have a major panic attack and start shaking if I had to get near pools and all.
When I was 7, my mother forced me into taking swimming lessons. I'd cry and cry and beg to go home every time I'd show up at the community pool for my lessons. My swimming coach had the worst time trying to teach me to swim because I was so afraid.
Two weeks into the lessons, all of the students had the choice to jump off the highest diving board. At first I thought "screw that, I'm not jumping", but after watching the other kids having fun, I decided to at least try. As soon as I got up there, I panicked. But some how I ignored every thing in my body screaming at me to not jump, and just jumped.
When I'm afraid, I just think of that time. If I could over come my obsessive fear of water, then I can over come just about anything.