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PROMPTuesday #147: Proceed As If

March 29th, 2011

This Saturday, I’m auditioning for something where I have to get up in front of people and talk. Boy am I nervous. I’ve written before that my fortes are pen, paper, and the keyboard. Say my words? Yikes. Sure I did it once before, but before I even began to talk I stood shaking for a full sweaty minute. In front of a waiting audience. Now I’m putting myself up there again. And I think I’m going to try to be funny. Which is hilarious. Because I don’t do funny in person.

 

But I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

 

This is why I am doing something I am so uncomfortable doing: To push myself. To challenge my long-held belief that I “can’t.” To get up there. To shed labels of what I’ve told myself I am. To do it. To act as if. As if I CAN.

 

So I will.

 

What have you told yourself you can’t do, and have either done or plan to do?

 

Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.

 

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On March 29th, 2011, Indigo said:

Oh, this one’s easy. Vlog, I’ve never done one and I’m not sure if I will. I can’t hear my own voice, I worry how I’ll sound to others in video. In person? I still talk eloquently despite my deafness, so…maybe someday.

Good luck with your presentation. I cry like a baby whenever I read somethign I’ve written, so I’m no help. (Hugs)Indigo

On March 29th, 2011, Smalltown Mom said:

I did go parasailing at Lake Tahoe last summer.

On March 30th, 2011, nordicbet said:

I know what you mean. I always find it easier to write than to actually say the words. Good luck to you. You’re right about shedding labels, about doing something we’ve always told ourselves we cant.

On March 30th, 2011, Ann's Rants said:

I never in a million years set out to manage people or run my own business.

Well surprise, surprise…

Break a leg, Deb! You’ll be fantastic. xo

On March 30th, 2011, steph said:

I wrote a fair portion of my sister’s wedding ceremony…and then said the words on top of a mountain in Ojai in front of lots of people…and then pronounced them husband and wife. It was a huge push on so many levels, I’m so glad I did it.

Not only a great way to push yourself, but also teaching your daughters courage.

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