I remember once when I was in elementary school. I think it was 4th grade. I had this HUGE crush on our teacher.
One day, we did this puzzle, which I think was similar to those Sudoku puzzles that have become so popular recently.
Anyway, she handed them out, and said it was a race. Whoever finished first was to stand up and say they’d finished.
Wanting to impress my crush, I finished before everybody else.
But I just sat there.
As soon as I felt like standing up, all kinds of fearful thoughts raced through my mind. What if I’d made a mistake? What if I was wrong, and she pointed it out in front of everybody? What if everybody laughed at me?
While I was turning over these fears in my brain, another kid stood up. He won massive praise not only from her, but from the class as well.
Of course, I sat there, kicking myself. That could’ve been me, instead of him.
I’m pretty sure this is a common occurrence. It happens to us again and again. We’ve got something we want to say, something we want to express, but for some reason, at the last minute, we hold back.
Maybe we’re wrong. Maybe somebody will think the idea is foolish. Maybe we’ve been burned in the past, in a big way or a small way.
It’s been said that all children are born geniuses, but 99.99 percent of us are de-geniused by the time we get to elementary school.
Between the ages of 0 and 2, we’re encouraged, usually with much love and attention, to get up, talk, and walk.
But as soon as we reach the “terrible two’s” we’re told, usually with frustration, and sometimes anger, to sit down and shut up.
Is it any wonder that it’s hard to express ourselves in certain situations?
The truth is that you’ve got an endless amount of creativity, insight and money making ideas to share with the world.
All you’ve got to do is remember how you used to do that.
Naturally, without any fear.
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Till next time,