Hiding is Tricky — Lessons From October 2016
Being in front is difficult, so we get used to hiding
If you aren’t hiding, you’re vulnerable.
When you make a mistake in the crowd, it’s simple to dismiss. If you do so out front, it’s magnified. We clearly see our flaws.
We tell ourselves it’s far easier to do nothing or work with no discretion. We dismiss our creativity in the name of perfection. We use it as an excuse to stop showing up. Therefore we need to pay attention to what we need to show up every day.
We also see safety as a way to avoid the pain.
The lesson of this month, for me, is that hiding isn’t saving us from pain, it’s blocking us from growth. Internally we sense this, so we replace that feeling with regret.
Pain heals, disappointment stays.
Therefore, all the pain in the world isn’t worth an ounce of regret.
Books — My Goodreads Account
- Against Interpretation and Other Essays
- Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
- The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future
- The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
- TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
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Originally published at Life As Usual.