I write this title in trepidation, because I’m not an “out there” kind of woman. In fact just thinking about it makes me want to go read another book.
And that’s why I’m writing about it. I suspect I’m not alone feeling this way.
I can’t tell you the number of times well-meaning friends have tried to “encourage” me to become an extrovert – because that’s what they’re really trying to do, whether they realize it or not. Or the number of teachers who take my way of being as a personal challenge to get me to convert to something more of their liking.
I cry out in frustration You guys leave me be! This is the way I am. Period!
To no avail. They can’t seem to help themselves. Then – finally – one of these people suggested that what was really going on was that I was closed to learning something new. That I was “unteachable”.
OK. That’s it! The final insult. You’ve thrown down the gauntlet? I accept the challenge.
No, I’m not going to suddenly become a raging extrovert. But I am going to deliberately get out there in ways that feel right to me. Not things that feel comfortable, but right, like speaking publicly, doing facebook live, and speaking my mind face-to-face.
I wouldn’t mind some company.
Morgan Freedman – Courage is the key to life itself
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Quote of the Week
“The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all of who you are – without apology, without excuses, without masks … “ - Debbie Ford
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