Have you ever watched bad acting? Of course you have. It’s hard to watch, right? We shrink in our seat and feel sorry for the actor because she is completely aware of herself which means she’s acting. Not being. If she doesn’t believe who she is, there’s no way we will. Not fun to watch. She is a cardboard cut out instead of a full three dimensional character with a rich backstory and arcs. Many people live life this way. They are so consumed with the camera — us / the world, that they can’t just be. They stutter, seek cues, and doubt themselves.
When was the last time you committed to just being you? Not when you were alone. In public. It probably involved alcohol and Karaoke. Okay, but you still remember it, correct? Vaguely? How did you feel when you were up there on that stage making an ass of yourself? Liberating. Powerful. Heard. Because in that moment, assuming you were not “acting”, you were being you. Of course it took alcohol, but you didn’t care what others thought.
This is the space to be in.
But without the liquor.
Try it. Today.
And be in that space as long as you can.
Keep leaning forward,