I remember... one of my senior leaders used to spot my grammatical mistakes in emails or presentation like a flash, which was way before he even paid any attention to the messages I was getting across I used to mind it, in fact hated it! I felt absolutely embarrassed about it.
This not only dented my self confidence, but also encouraged my self doubt. I didn't like it!
To fully embrace work and life, I need to face my own fear. Fear of failure. Fear of embarrassment. Fear of non-acceptance... I want to throw you all out of the window!
Tomorrow, I will embark on another exciting and yet challenging journey... I am heading to rural Cambodia to help rebuild a much needed help 8th grade classroom at Chea Smonn School.
There is no doubt that plenty of unknown will come my way and I will be tested everyday.
I need to gather my positive thoughts and ignore those harmful self doubt.
So... I've decided to start blogging and take it as a way to show my courage and own my fear! I may still make grammatical mistakes (so what!) but my sharing will be authentic.
I hope my 'coming from the heart' sharing / blogging will bring you a sense of how people live in rural Cambodia and what real impact we can make to empower them to shape their own stories.
How do you manage your own fear... Getting rid of those self doubt?