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Last week I posted a couple videos of myself in rather peculiar surroundings. The videos are of me talking about being injured and having to take time off to heal and become well again.
Why did I do this?
It’s simple. I did it to show you that I am a real person with real issues, fears, problems, and setbacks. It was also done to show you that I also have hopes, dreams, and aspirations for many things.
Here are the videos:
(Please excuse the sound on these. It was a breezy day and there are a couple of spots where it is difficult to hear me. The mic on my smartphone is only so good at picking up my voice in the wind.)
What was really revealing to me when I was doing the videos is that it made me realize, running is just one small part of my life, just like speaking, writing, designing, developing, and many other things are also part of my life.
Have you ever made a list of things or roles that make up your complete personality? Have you ever taken an inventory and listed out everything that makes up you?
Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? It sounded so interesting to me that I made my own list, and here it is. This is a list of current roles, titles, and anything else that describe me as a person (in no particular order).
Public speaker, presenter, writer, author, designer, developer, researcher, coach, mentor, volunteer, advisory committee member, photographer, husband, father, brother, runner, friend, and many more.
What was surprising is that once I started thinking about this list of personality traits about me, it made me realize how many more roles I once had in my past and are not even part of my life anymore. If I was to list everything out, it would get extremely long.
What I want you to take away from this article is that you are a complex human being with many diverse talents, skills, abilities, and thoughts. You are capable of doing things that you never thought you could do.
But you will never know what you can actually do unless you try.
If you are having trouble finding the courage to face your worst fears and take on public speaking and presentations, now is the time to take the plunge and add it to your list of accomplishments. Once you have the courage, then you need experience and practice to get better at it.
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As always, take care of yourself and always keep leaping forward my friends!