This is how I feel today.
Self Promotion is hard, especially if it’s not something that you are used to. I suppose really its about self confidence, I do admire people that have the get-up-and-go that, to my mind, it requires but still, ugh. It is a lot easier to say that someone or something else is brilliant rather than oneself. Is that sad? Probably.
I have read and listened to so many ‘self-help’ theories that I know what I should do but actually doing it is another matter. It must be fear, opening up and putting yourself out there. Open to criticism? but really you don’t know that you will be criticised, you may be, but there is also a 50-50 chance that it will be praise? Where does this fear come from? Your heart tells you one thing but your mind says the opposite.
I would like to write a quote from Paul Coelho in his book ‘Life’ p70.
‘Whenever we need to make a very important decision, it is best to trust impulse and passion,
because reason usually tries to remove us from our dream.
Saying that the time is not yet right.
Reason is afraid of defeat,
but intuition enjoys life and its challenges.’