Ingrid Camacho Spokane Valley, Washington, United States
This chapter is about our fears. We have to get rid of Indecision, Doubt and Fear. Where did these fears comes from? I know mine are from my parents, grand parents, teachers and friends.
My fear was the fear most people struggle with and that fear is criticism. It all started around age 8 when I was a kid. Every time I opened my mouth to say something or made a suggestion my idea was immediately shot down! This kept happening over and over again because I never knew I could control my own thoughts and destiny.
Because the fear of being constatantly criticized was so bad in my mind I dug a deep hole and crawled into it, and told myself I would never make a suggestion again. I became very very self contained!
I carried this self contained person all though my adult life too ...heck I even married a blue personality because he was so open and direct and I figured he could do all the talking and I would not have to talk to anyone.
I came across Mentoring For Free in 2008 and one of the first things Michael said to me was It is none of my business what people think of me, but it is my business what I think of me. That little phrase stood out to me and I have it posted on my wall above my desk so I can look at it everyday.
Through personal development and growth I have climbed out of that deep dark hole and filled the hole with dirt because I am never crawling back down inside again!