I fear I'll run for a leadership position, lose, and then be embarrassed.
I fear I'll never be as good as those around me, which stops me from even trying in the first place.
I fear that I'll never reach the level of success I desire in order to leave a legacy for family.
I fear I’m not good enough compared to my peers
I fear my mental health struggles will hold me back from being the leader I want to be.
I fear that I'll be overwhelmed academically if I step up and that will make it not worth it in the end.
You spoke at a leadership conference at Eastern Connecticut State University the other day. I have always had a passion for singing and I was a member of drama club throughout high school and I've had a solo here and there, but i have never had the guts to do anything more than that. But your talk pushed me to sign up to sing the national anthem and one of my colleges baseball games and im sooooo excited. Just wanted to say thank you!
Last week I learned a lot, and it helped me get the courage to run for Academic Chair of my fraternity and give a speech in front of everyone. It was not easy getting up there, and I ended up losing by two votes. Reminded me of your situation and I was able to keep a positive attitude afterward."
I decided to apply for the lead position at my work. I never did before because I was new and thought I wasn’t going to be qualified enough or that I didn’t meet the expectations since I always ask for help. However, I know myself, and I know I can learn quickly and I should take the shot anyways.
Today I had my first interview for a placement that would define my last year of college. It was an opportunity that meant the world to me but I feared I wasn’t good enough and this opportunity would ultimately end in failure. I put my fearless band on because I thought it would change my outlook on things. It did just that. I often sell myself short but the band reminded me of all the people that stand with me and have given me the tools to seize such opportunities.