Okay, so if you haven’t heard of Tim Ferriss – you should know that this guy is a bit of a champion when it comes to breaking barriers and achieving pretty much anything, and this video should prove that you can, too.

In this impressive 16-minute TED Talk, the much acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek, explains how he conquered his fear of swimming… at the ripe age of 31.

In his talk he also reveals his secret behind mastering close to a dozen languages (despite once believing he was “useless” at them), and even how he become a world champion tango dancer.

A bit of an overachiever? Perhaps. But it just goes to show that when you deconstruct your fears, anything is possible.

We love Tim’s work because of how he applies logic to achieving anything – making his approach an inspiration to anyone looking to conquer a fear, or become a master at a new skill. What are your thoughts on his talk?