Do It Anyway
People often tell me how impressed they are by something I've done or admire my ability to write books or start groups or do graphic design etc. Little do they know, I second guess every single move I make! Seriously. I know it may appear that I am this gregarious extrovert but I am, at my core, an introvert who gets extremely anxious every time I put out a project or host an event. I'm a former people pleaser, so it was always important that people liked me. Which meant I wanted everyone to like and approve of things that I put out into the world. So, I always hesitated or talked myself out of doing something.
But a funny thing happened. Someone close to me hurled a harsh criticism my way and I ain't gonna lie–it was painful. But guess what? I survived. That was my first real world lesson in knowing I could survive criticism or worse (GASP!) someone not liking me. Over time that evolved into me not caring if people approved of me or my decisions. If I did my best and can look myself in the mirror with no regrets. . ..that's all that matters.
These days, regardless whether if I'm feeling anxious or afraid of being misunderstood or unliked, I do what I want to do anyway! I encourage you to do the same. Life is getting shorter don't wait!
4/6/2021 02:24:16 pm
I really didn’t care what people say or think of me. When someone talks about me or make me uncomfortable I instinct remove myself from around them.
Tracie (Face of Fifty Admin)
4/7/2021 09:31:56 am
That's the best thing to do. . .move around people who make you uncomfortable. Because some people are not worth our time or energy by responding to their negativity! It took me a while but I finally learned that lesson! 😉
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