Afraid of public speaking? You're not alone – more than 70% of Americans suffer from speech anxiety.
The butterflies, light-headedness, sweaty palms, fidgety legs, shaky knees, and incoherent mumbling? All normal.
But accepting that it's normal? Not so normal.
By skipping, ignoring, and even resisting the truth that failure is normal, we're losing out on a powerful tool for change – for getting over speech anxiety or for finally losing weight.
Don't worry, this isn't another post about the dangers of optimism.
This is a lighthearted story of defeat, inspiration, and redemption. Of what a person can accomplish when they have the courage to look bleak reality in its face.
Or something like that.