I hesitate to share my ideas.....
Why don't I share my ideas?
I have a friend who has by all accounts achieved the highest level in his profession -- years of experience in professional sports and respected by all who know him. Yet, he can get stuck...it is so hard for him to take public action. He wants affirmation for all of the people he respects and all the naysayers, then he might take action.
I am the same way. Why is it so hard for me to publish my ideas? Those who know me, fully recognize that I have no hesitation to share my opinion with them -- and speak it as if it were truth...
But when it comes to sharing my thoughts publicly in a social media platform, I hesitate. I beyond hesitate. I don't do it unless it is nearly perfect or approved by others. What I am I afraid of?
1. Being wrong
2. Offending someone
3. Publicly being shamed
The truth is, we all suffer from this. I have been reading The Practice by Seth Godin and it has helped me confront this fear.
As he puts it, I owe it to the world to share my "art". I need to realize that my "art" is not for everyone but I also have to recognize that being wrong or being debated will only make my "art" better as well all seek the truth.
So for all of you out there who are hesitant to share your idea -- know that fear hits everyone and you owe it to the world to share your masterpiece along the way.