From an early age, we tell ourselves stories incessantly, hypnotizing ourselves to believe we are “this” kind of person, and we can’t do “that.” These stories are made up and we are actually free to stop, look, and choose a new story.
My story was that I don’t want to be the center of attention and someone else can hold the microphone while I stand in the background laying down the foundation (bass guitar). I don’t want to be a “performer” so let someone else talk to the crowd.
The truth is, I was afraid of being judged and wanted to remain comfortable. Well guess what? Comfortable does not lead or allow the full expression of who we are. It was time for me to stand up and be in the front of the room and connect. Am I Tony Robbins? Hell no! Do I want to be? No! And I don’t have to perform— I can practice and still be my authenticate self and offer my compassion. Many people actually prefer that and that is what I prefer too!
Today I request you ask yourself: “what stories have you been telling yourself about yourself? Are they supporting you on your mission in life?” Consider creating a new one, an entirely new possibility could appear that was not even on the radar— like me being the frontman!