Thursday, May 07, 2015


I'm up way early. Have been up for a long time. I'm doing a new presentation, one I've never done before, with a team of presenters, it's a first for all of us. We've met once. We'll meet again this morning. Then, we're on.

So a combination of nerves and catastrophic thinking got me out of bed.

Isn't there going to be a time when I can approach this stuff with confidence? Yikes. Joe says that if I'm going to push myself to grow and develop and present new information - then nerves go with the territory. Right supportive is my Joe.

I know he's right.

Which makes it worse somehow.

So, my mindset isn't into writing a blog right now, I'm gonna go back to bed to see if I can squeeze in two more hours and then get up and have a fun presentation. I'm sure it will go well. (That's what I tell myself, leave it alone.)





Anonymous said...


we all know, that you are very thoughtful about the things you do and teach. The nerves come with the will to do it right. If you stop having nerves you stop to prepare the right way.

I send positive thoughts your way. But I am sure you will be fine.


Colleen said...

Wise man, your Joe. I hope it went well.

Anonymous said...

As far as I'm concerned, you could come into the room and do circles with your power chair, and I'd applaud.

Just for the pleasure of seeing you in person.

Keep stretching - the opposite is stagnation, and you don't want that, do you?

Hope the presentation goes extremely well. And you can stop worrying. Until the next time.

I read somewhere that Sir Laurence Olivier threw up before every performance. Stage fright is normal for people like you who expect so much of themselves.


Princeton Posse said...

Isn't it interesting that "those" thoughts come at night, when there is little to distract the mind? Time seems elastic, when I am sure I haven't slept but am not really awake.