Have you ever felt like people do not understand you; or maybe you feel nervous talking to people?
I use to feel this way especially during a speech; predominantly through high school. I was shy, reserved, and didn’t have many friends. I wondered, “What do I say”? In those situations I would lock up or excuse myself.
One day after getting out of a meaningless date, if you would call it that, I told myself “I am going to get the hang of interacting with people on a social level, or die trying.” This is about the time I started college. I must have flipped through the college major guide a thousand times banging my head against a desk wondering what college degree would define me for the rest of my life.
On one icy Texas night, I finally came to a decision. I decided I wanted to learn something at which I am not very skilled. I decided to pursue a degree in Communications. For five long years of nocturnal studying, back-breaking labor at my day job, and trying to juggle my spare time with friends or family, I finally completed my goal. I held a bachelor’s degree in Communications.
Since then I have publicly spoken in front of thousands of people, run a high grossing business, but most importantly, I feel comfortable with myself. I have my tenacity and my will to thank for my accomplishments.