People forget that there's a first time for everything. People forget that we're not born knowing what to do in all situations.
Kim & Jason talk about being childlike and looking at the world with fresh eyes, but so many of us look at the world through a filter of fear, insecurity and past disappointments.
Someone determines that she can't do something as well as someone else, and then she doesn't bother trying. If she's not going to be a superstar, why even make the effort? Why risk embarrassment or humiliation?
Is this combination of fear and ego holding you back?
People say to me, "I could never get up there and speak like you."
Well, I didn't come out of the womb performing (although my mother might disagree). I had to learn the skills and become comfortable onstage just like everyone else. Now I've been doing it for many years, so you can't compare me to someone who's just starting out.
Each of us has skills and talents that we've been working on for years or decades. Each of us has had defining moments that moved us from beginner to expert. Each of us is also experiencing new challenges every day that make us uncomfortable.
It's okay not to be great at something! It's okay to be a beginner. It's okay to take a risk. Everyone has to start somewhere.