“I’m not a leader.”
But can you conduct this meeting? Lead the office while the boss is gone? Can you watch a five-year old for an hour?
“I’m not creative.”
But have you ever told a funny joke? Made a nice dinner? Have you written one sentence that was worth reading?
Of course you can. Of course you have.
What we are really saying is, “I don’t want someone see me make a mistake.”
We have created a culture where we think it’s dangerous to stand up, stand out and make a difference. It has never been easier for someone to shine brighter but the tragedy is we will do anything to stay hidden.