Sunday Story…Shame

I talk every week with people who are afraid. Afraid they can’t do this or that. Afraid that they will be ridiculed, or have people think less of them if they can’t perform. This isn’t actually the fear of those things. This is fear of…

Shame.

Fear of asking a stupid question is not the same as fear of a bear eating you.
Shame blows our fear of fear out of proportion.
Shame keeps you hunkered down and huddled under your covers cowering.

Call it out. Name it aloud. If you won’t speak it aloud you are giving it power. Not naming it for what it is wastes time and energy and traps you in a downward spiral.

Fear happens. Shame is unnecessary. Look fear in the eye and go ahead anyway. Be indomitable.

John Mariotti
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