The 8th season of American Idol commenced yesterday, and I started thinking about the courage it takes to try something new and daring. Here’s what I imagine most of the contestants are feeling:
nervousness, dread of being judged, fear of doing or saying the wrong thing, anxiety about saying something incorrectly, and hesitation.
…sort of like speaking a new language for the first time.
The only difference is that the contestants are actually going to be judged, and in a lot of cases, their lives depend on the reaction of their judges.
The good news for you is that all you have to do is get past your own hesitation. No one is going to judge you…at least not as harshly as Simon Cowell.