How did she know I preferred reading to partying and working alone rather than in forced collaboration?
“But would any of those truly be a disaster of epic proportions?”
“Would anyone die? Would you be irreversibly broken?”
Would they be worth getting really worked up over?”
“What’s the worst that can happen?”
“How bad would that really be?” “What are the odds?” “How could I cope?”
Self-compassion knows we all have our stuff, so why bother pretending we don’t?
But once you do it, aren’t you glad you did?
What would I be doing if I felt confident?
Would you say yes to more invitations? Introduce yourself to more people?
What would you be doing if anxiety weren’t standing in your way? What do you want to do without overthinking? What would the you-without-fear do?
Ask yourself how truly horrible was the experience? It feels cringe worthy now, but who will remember in a few days? (Probably no one besides you.)
As people grow older, they naturally worry less about what other people think. But why wait for time to take its course when we can help it along?
What’s your favorite line so far?
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