Do you remember what it's like to be a kid? No, I'm not talking about high school or middle school. I mean being a kid - like being back in preschool or on the first day of day care. I want you to take yourself back to the time when you were a small child because I want you to remember the feeling of invincibility that we are all born with.
Do you know what I am talking about? It's the feeling that made you think that you could grow up to be a superhero and save the world, or that if you jumped on your trampoline hard enough you could take off and fly like Superman. Unfortunately, for many of us, those few fleeting moments of our childhoods were the last times we felt true confidence.
This simple mental exercise of transporting yourself back in time is intended to help you realize that you weren't born this way. This version of you that you now want to change, the one that you wish was a little more outgoing and more confident, is not what you started out as.
The way you feel today - with fear, doubt, and insecurity flooding your mind with every step you take - is simply an outward representation of all the things that caused you pain as a child. Let me try to explain it this way: Did you ever hear your doctor say that a fever isn't a disease? If running a fever is not an illness, then what is it? It's a symptom.
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