Enjoyed your thoughts on the subject of getting over the fear of embarrassment, looking stupid, etc.
I'm well over 60 now, but I remember all those situations and sometimes fantasize about what it would be like to go back and live without the fears that were in my head.
Since there's no going back, I have to admit there may still be a few unfounded fears I'm living with today.
Your article was a good wake-up call.
Our evolutionary biology has us wired to be on the lookout. Since most of us aren't actually at risk of attack by wild animals, we create fear where it isn't warranted.
We need to be conscious of this and put our fears aside.
This doesn't mean we'll all become incredibly successful in life or business.
But, it's certainly going to reduce all the unhealthy stress hormones.
I have my own version of these types of traumas, specifically a few cases of bullying. I'm not convinced that the events themselves steered me down my path - avoiding confrontation.
That's like saying a specific childhood event determined my personality. I think it's more likely that the events reinforced inherent personality tendencies.
My friend saw his classmates’ admiration and awe and wanted that for himself. So, he tried to hop from one rock to another. However, he slipped and fell in the dirt. When he got up, his entire bottom was covered in mud.
Hmmm, I guess this is true if I measure the quality of the post based on the readers response - which might be a popularity metric, but not a metric of good or great. IMHO
12. Paying attention to the response you get to today’s post will make tomorrow’s post better.
Hold on: workers on minimum wage are less than 3% of all workers in the US. I don't see how their wage increase would drive up inflation are corresponding amount.
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