And all they’re missing is developing the skills to overcome that fear, which I find comes through taking small steps. If the first step is too big, start with a smaller one. Then continue to bigger ones. The same as getting to Carnegie Hall: practice, practice, practice.
Thank you for sharing this vulnerability. It helps remind us that we’re all human and vulnerable.
I find your openness and honesty refreshing and inspirational, all the more because we all know the difficulty of sharing such personal issues.
“Second, we know the most common cause of bankruptcy is unexpected medical debt. Divorce, job loss, and small business failure are other leading causes. In cases where credit card debt is the main driver of bankruptcy, predatory lending has often been part of the equation. The data shows that the majority of people who file for bankruptcy are not…
Sounds like you have a lot of gratitude!
You also sound like you’ve shared it with the people you feel it toward. Just to be sure, have you?
If not, there’s a world of difference between feeling gratitude and expressing it — for yourself and for them.
Showing you care exposes vulnerability. When we get hurt, laughed at, used, etc for something we care about many of us learn to protect our vulnerabilities.
Things we don’t care about don’t make us vulnerable so we talk about weather, traffic, sports, and other meaningless things.