People say confidence makes a person attractive. I would agree. I would also say that letting the world see your insecurities makes a person attractive.
Let the world see the real you. Show your insecurities and let them push and motivate you. Let your coworker see what you see when you look in the mirror.
So many people let their fears of change, of challenges, of acceptance, of being different, stop them from being great. They let their insecurities get the best of them. They don’t take that shot at a promotion. They don’t make that move to a new city. They don’t approach that girl who seems out of reach. They are walking when they really want to run. They feel that they are not good enough or, my personal favorite, that it just might be too much work.
Here is a news flash – everyone has insecurities. You can argue that a person’s upbringing, schooling, race, neighborhood, religion, friends, etc affects their insecurities. I’m not going to disagree with you. Everyone has their demons, but how are they slaying them? It’s hard work, but would you really want something if it was easy? I wouldn’t.
I don’t love having insecurities. In fact, I missed out on some opportunities because I have avoided situations or not participated in activities because of my fears. But over time, life has taught me to embrace who I am. So I embrace my insecurities and use them to help me become a better me.
I let my insecurities fuel me and push me to be better. Not the best, but better than yesterday.
I take a shot at the job I’m not completely qualified for. I go for a promotion. I move to a huge city. I own every single thing that’s happened to me because it happened to me and no one else will ever have that same experience with the same feeling with the same fear.
My brother passed away at the age of 27. I’m 27 now, and I had to face my fear of the 27th year. We are all battling something. We all have issues. It can be hard; no one ever said it was easy. For those who are giving up, who are letting their demons win, please hold on. Trust me when I say it will get better. It can be scary and hard, but please don’t stop. Please keep fighting because it’s all part of the journey. And the journey will change a part of you.