I'm afraid I won't nail my talk tonight.
But being afraid gets me nowhere, right?
But when I embrace the fear, allow it to be a normal part of being human -- something else opens up.
Something on the other side of the "fear hugging.”
My fear starts losing its punch.
Imagine the fear as a little dragon on your shoulder.
This talk is freakin me out.
Oh, I'm human -- riiiiiight.
I forgot for a sec.
I was pretending to be a perfectionistic robot dufus.
You're fear, that's what you do.
I feel you.
I'm giving you a hug.
A little squeeze and then you're off.
Then I'm doing the talk anyway.