Easy answer is no, quitting isn’t an option.

We’ve all been there and certainly there are times when it seem that the best option we have is quitting.  I often hear that from my clients who are trying to improve their public speaking skills.

Perhaps they feel some of these sentiments:

  • Despair
  • Unmotivated
  • Lack of confidence
  • Fear
  • Hopeless
  • Anxiety
  • Frustration

Do any of these seven sentiments resonate with you or someone you know? Maybe you even have some other feelings you’ve experienced.  Yes, each of these emotions may be very real for us in the moment and we may have a hard time looking past a particular feeling.  It’s those times that we’re most tempted to throw in the towel and simply quit.

Now consider these seven steps:

  1. Seek assistance
  2. Envision a realistic goal
  3. Divide your goal into small actionable steps
  4. Build short practice into your day
  5. Establish a consistent routine
  6. Record or document each win
  7. Make time to celebrate each of your accomplishments

Perfection is risky for any behavior, especially public speaking.  However, improvement differs from perfection in that it allows for setbacks.  We all have them. Every setback you experience is all part of the process and brings you that much closer to your goal.  It’s about your mindset. Goals may change over time but what matters most is taking initiative to change or grow.  We can all do that and we’re worth it.

If talking about this appeals to you, I’m happy to listen.  Feel free to contact me at 518-664-6004.