If you’re like me (and most normal folks today) you love kids, or at the very least can appreciate them.
Now, I don’t have any of my own, but plenty of my friends do, and they can be incredibly cute.
(I know there’s a lot more to raising kids than just the “cute” part which I know nothing about.)
Now, why are kids so adorable? Why are they so attractive?
Because they haven’t learned to be afraid yet. They say what’s on their mind. They are pure expressions.
They think something, they say it.
They have a question, they ask it.
They see something they like, they go after it.
When they’re upset, they cry.
They don’t care what other people think, they aren’t worried how people will “judge” them, and they certainly don’t check themselves in the mirror eighteen times before going out.
Unfortunately, as they grow older (into folks just like you and me) they (we) learn to be afraid. To think twice about asking for what we want. To hesitate a bit before going after what we want.
After all, what if we fail? What if people laugh at us? What if we fall on our faces and make a fool out of ourselves?
Or worse yet, (shudder) what happens when we succeed massively and then EVERYBODY in the world is staring at us?
I remember a scene from the original “Creep Show” from Stephen King. A guy found a meteor in his yard (I believe the actor was King himself). He picked it up, and then noticed some stuff oozing out from it.
The stuff got on his hand, which caused a negative reaction. His first thought was to go to the doctor. His second thought, which came immediately after was of an evil doctor holding a huge knife saying, “I’m afraid this is going to be EXTREMELY painful…” after which the poor character gave up his plans to visit the doctor.
Growing up is great, because you have a lot more choice, mobility, money and opportunities.
But is also sucks because every great idea you have is likely followed by some scenario like that imaginary doctor above.
Which makes it kinda hard to go after those great ideas with any amount of consistency.
The trick is to re-discover that child like innocence of expression, and combine it with our adult experience, knowledge and skills.
Then nothing will stop you.
To find out how, download this Assertive Communication course today. Part coaching, part hypnosis, this will make it easier to express the truth about you that was buried long ago.
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