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Maybe you are scared of doing something. Maybe you are scared of talking, of performing in front of other people…?

Maybe you are scared about what other people think? Maybe you are scared of not being perfect?

If you are read this excellent post from Denise Graveline on what guitar lessons has taught her about public speaking and training. I think its true, and, moreover apply to much more than speaking and/or presenting. What’s my take home message:

1. Do it! ASAP

2. Don’t stop!

3. When done, reflect.

4. Goto 1

Never thought you’d leave a comment? Maybe you should start sharing…. Do it!  Here. Now!

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5 Responses to Start NOW!

  1. Gary says:

    Sounds like a cycle we know very well.

  2. Laurie says:

    Things I did which terrified (well, that is a bit strong, but definitely scared) me the first time:

    Getting on the bus to grade 0 (R or K)
    First solo in a voice class
    First solo for my pilots license
    First organ solo for church

    The thing that I learned-

    It’s only the first 10 seconds which are the hard, the rest is easy

    • rabotha says:

      @laurie I am also terrified by my first organ solo for church… oh no sorry, got it wrong way round, its the congregation that’s terrified by that 🙂

      On a more serious note – what amazes me is that afterwards one sometimes can’t even remember why you’ve been scared!

  3. Jacques says:

    Reminds me of something I saw the other day…

    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
    — Dr. Seuss

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