Stop stressing yourself out. Eventually you’ll make it. Even the child who stammers will eventually say “Mama”. The same child may eventually become a great leader like Moses or a great orator like Desmonthes. Who knows?
Do what you can to improve on your skill set and even add new skills if it would give you the winning edge. But part of growing up also has to deal with learning to accept the things you can’t change like your slightly protruding ears, bald head, family history and maybe even bow legs.
As a child, I used to be so ashamed of certain things secondary school. I was quite concious of my pimples and skinny nature. So I’d cover my face with white powder until I looked like a ghost and wear oversized shirts to cover my skinny nature. Never would have imagined doing public seminars and being a speaker for a living. The capacity was always there, what I lacked however was my own self-approval.
Then one day I figured out that drinking a glass of coke in a plastic cup or a crystal glass didn’t change the fact that it was still Coca-Cola. In the same way, delivering high-impact messages looking as dapper as Denzel Washington or as fat as T.D Jake doesn’t dilute the message either way. So I figured that I too could let myself freedom to express myself and find my voice.
Just remember you’re no longer a teenager, now you’re all grown up- you should leave such shyness, self doubts and awkwardness behind and embrace yourself for all you are. After all, you’re all you’ve got. Work with it.
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