It’s easy to stop ourselves from what we want to do due to being self-conscious about how we’ll look to others.
Should I sing out loud? Probably not, people will think it’s strange.
Will I look stupid if I call her name more than 3 times in a row if she doesn’t see me?
If I post this on Instagram, will it be cool enough and get more likes than the last time?
But finally, does it matter?
It’s silly, but it’s real and it doesn’t stop coming. So what’s left that we can do?
If it’s important enough to us, if it’ll make somebody else’s day better, if it’s something we’ve got to say, then ignoring the voice of resistance might bring more value than worrying about how we look from the outside.