What is the story you tell about yourself?
You’re just about to ask that lady/gentleman you’ve met and really like, to join you for a drink or a walk on Sunday. But, instead you just freeze, smile, nod. You’re paralysed by the fear of getting a no.
Or, you almost say yes to a friend’s invitation to meet a single friend of theirs. They’d love you to have the chance to get tho know their special friend. But, all of a sudden you’re too busy.
Does this sound familiar? We’ve all fallen victim to worrying about that attractive lady/gentleman not liking you. Imagining people secretly laughing, or being shunned by people.
Will anybody like it?
Everytime I write these stories, I still think, “Will anybody like it, or gain anything from reading it”? When I share my goals for my business and how I’d like to make a difference in single people’s lives, I still fear they might think I’m lame.
Something amazing happens
But, when I have the courage to share my story fully and speak my truth, something amazing happens. I connect with the people who are meant to find me. The message is authentic and people can feel that and connect with it. And, I don’t have that disconnect that we feel when we compromise our story and feelings.
Don’t’ let the fear of what other people think hold you back from saying what you really want to say.(unless, it is hurtful or rude)
Nobody is thinking about you
You might as well go ahead and accept that invitation where you’ll have an opportunity to meet interesting people. You’ll walk in feeling a little nervous. The funny thing is, that the other people are worrying about what everyone thinks about them too. Nobody is really thinking about anyone else at all.
Isn’t that liberating? The reality is that most people don’t really care about what you do. They’re too busy worrying about looking good themselves. You might as well go ahead and do what you want to do.
Be your true self today
- Ask for that date with confidence.
- Accept that invitation.
- Share your own story and don’t skip over the embarrassing bits. They make you more interesting and human.
- Dance like no one is watching.
“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” – Tony Robbins
PS. Have anything you want to share with me on fear of rejection? Reply back and let me know. I’m all ears.