“Don’t raise your hand or the teacher might call on you.  If the teacher calls on you, you might be wrong.  If you are wrong your classmates might laugh at you.  If they laugh at you, you might never make friends again.”

At times this is how I felt growing up.

Don’t stick out.  Don’t have the opportunity to fail.  Try not to be noticed.

I’m dropping this.  I don’t know how this was uploaded into my consciousness, but I can’t have it in there anymore.

To be successful I need to operate on a new paradigm.

Stand out.  Fail often and learn from the failures.  Get noticed so that you can affect more people.

It’s going to be uncomfortable (there’s that word again!) because its going against my programming.  Luckily working through discomfort is a skill I’ve been building!