You might find it difficult to believe, but your stuttering will only hold you back as much as you let it.

Chances are you probably want to get on with your life.

There may be things you want to do such as going for a new job, or taking up new hobby, learning new skills or a finding a boyfriend or girlfriend. Whatever it may be, it's important to you.

Then there's the stuttering.

Yes, there are times when you stutter and you feel bad about it.

How do you react to such setbacks?

Do you feel depressed about it for long periods of time? Or do you get up, bounce back quickly and swing into action? If it's the former, I want you to try a little exercise. It will not take long.

Make a list of 10 people, both male and female who stuttered and went on to become successful and respected in their careers. Do this and write down your results. If you're reading this article then you're already on the Internet. Do a search and come back in 10 minutes.

Right, you're back?

See, I bet you found 10 people!

That's the great thing about the world – the sheer number of people in it.

Whatever problems we have, be it stuttering or something else, other people in the world have also experienced the same, but have chosen not to let their difficulty hold them back, and gone onto do great things in their lives.

If other people can do it, so can you.