I see people holding back because they don't know enough, because they haven't studied enough, because they haven't read enough - they are not experts yet.
I get it. The fear of being wrong. The fear of doing wrong. The fear of judgement or rejection. Or, the fear of hurting someone and being unethical.
The problem with being an expert is that you've claimed there is one truth, and you're the beholder.
Know a lot. Speak with authority, if you like. Specialise. But, always make sure you're showing, role modelling, telling, disclaiming that you are portraying one truth, one perspective and that there is always room for growth, to be challenged, to learn a new way, a new perspective, a new truth, that there is room for change - otherwise, the only thing you're an expert in is in how to be wrong (but that’s just my opinion).
What's the story you tell yourself, and is it helpful or hindering?
Remember though, with whatever I, or anyone else shares, take what you like and leave the rest because it's your life and, therefore, your choice of how to live it.
After all, this is the Manual of YOU!
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
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