I have lived my whole life (all 34 years) afraid to be me.
I have come to the realization that I can’t change much at this point. I am who I am.
Some people like me, others not so much.
And I’m ok with that. God built me a certain way. Too sensitive at times. Too egotistical at times. Too unfeeling at times. Too pushy and direct at times. Too nice sometimes and too quick to apologize sometimes.
All those, and more, make up ME. And I am ok with that. Being able to share my gifts (or curses), or as Seth Godin puts it “art,” is my obligation at this point and its time to stop being afraid.
So this is post for you all who read it that are just like me and who have suffered from fear of failure and humiliation, alienation and ridicule. Its time to get off the bench and get in the game. Because soon the game will be over and I think we all want to stand before God someday and for him to say “Man, that looked fun from up here. I’m proud of you” :)