Here’s a little rant I just recorded. It’s said with all of the love in my heart and as a call to action to break free from the ‘cocoon’ of shyness. Enjoy!
So often people use shyness as an excuse not to contribute.
I know so many introverts – like myself – who make being an introvert into a noble, glorified thing.
If we want to be the most well-rounded, charismatic person we can be…
We have to cultivate the skills of the extrovert.
This doesn’t mean that you have to live in ‘extrovert mode’ 24 hours a day, but it does mean that you have to be able to bring out those skills when you need them.
When I step out on stage for instance, I’m bringing out the skills of the extrovert, even though that’s not who I am naturally.
It’s fun to be able to do both.
You can be an introvert and enjoy being an extrovert on certain evenings and occasions, and then go back to being an introvert.
Never let someone convince you that being an introvert stops you from being able to bring out the extrovert just for the hell of it.
Being able to develop those skills was one of the biggest gifts I gave myself because now I’m able to go into situations that scare me, and in spite of that fear, I’m able to bring out parts of my personality that when I’m younger I never used to be able to bring out.
–Is it okay to sometimes be shy?
Yes of course.
The point is that being that way all the time and using it as an excuse to never not be shy is not good.
You’re more than shy. Don’t allow yourself to be labelled. Be what you want to be in any given moment.
Do what works. Not what you ‘think’ you are.
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