Gutless. Spineless. Chicken-livered.
But, every once and while I surprise myself and do something courageous. Usually I have to gear myself up for it.
A couple of weeks ago I sat in the car for about 10 minutes trying to psych myself up for a difficult conversation. Writing a script in my head and practicing it helped. I’ve done this with my kids before phone conversation that they’re dreading. I give them a script and have them practice it on me. So, this time, I parented myself. And it worked. I pulled it off and it went well.
Introverts do better with a script.
When I first read The Introvert Advantage, I was excited to come across the term “phone phobia”. There was a name for it. And others had it. That very realization helped me deal with it better.
Brené Brown talks a lot about courage. It’s an essential ingredient for vulnerability. Vulnerability, in turn, is an essential ingredient for whole-hearted living. So, flexing those courage muscles is a good thing. And, amazingly, the more you do it, the easier it gets.
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What about you? Flexed those courage muscles lately?