However what has most surprised me and what I did not know is that even people in show business were not free from anxiety sickness. Shirley MacLaine in her book “Dance while you can” writes “All creative artists were openly honest about their fears. Barbara Streisand told me she not only wouldn’t but couldn’t perform live anymore because she was certain she’d forget the lyrics. Sinatra said his fear was that he’d open his mouth and nothing would come out. Liza Minnelli was always nervous that the creative people behind her were more nervous than she. Pavarotti and Domingo tested their voices all day long to reassure themselves that they would be able to even utter a sound at night.” The list goes on and on.

While I do know of people who don’t necessarily have this fear and anxiety in the same way. We all have the feeling in some way or another.