Today I spoke to a crowd of over 150 people, on stage, with an actual microphone!
You know how crazy that is for me?!
If you told me to do this a year ago, I might pass out from hyperventilating just thinking about myself being on stage. I was someone who had “fear of public speaking”, or so I thought!
I kept repeating this to myself over and over again until it became a reality. A couple of years back I had to present in front of five people and looked like I ran a marathon by the time I was done. My voice was shivering, my hands were sweating and my heart was beating out of my chest. I mean I was seriously physically exhausted.
All because of an idea that I decided to believe about myself, a fear that I willingly decided to live by.
That is how important our self-image is; how we see ourselves, the way we value our capabilities, the limits we decide to live by and the fears we choose to give in to.
What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror every morning? Do you see a warrior or a quitter? do you see a soul or a body? and how well do you think you know the person looking back at you?
Think about this for a minute, because this is your self-image, and your self-image dictates your life. It tells you what you can and can’t do, what you’re capable and incapable of achieving.
You have more power over ‘you’ than you think!
So, get rid of whatever useless story you’re repeating to yourself about all your limitations and start a new, fresh beginning of exploring all that you can actually be great at.
“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it”
Peace & Love,