Friday, August 27, 2010

.: No Doubt :.

I don’t know why that up till now, I do not have the confidence to speak up when dealing with people much more senior (both in terms of age and position) than me.

Like in the course we had yesterday, to further clarify the answer to a question that my CFO post to the trainer, in front of a classroom filled with senior managements. My heart just thumped in and out like a shy fifteen year-old being approached by her first crush. I will usually shy away from answering and just let someone (am sure that I am not the only one in the room) volunteers to explain. I don’t know what possessed me to just speak out loud the thoughts I have formed in my head, but end of the day, I am glad I did it, because it is just another baby step for me to overcome my fear.

Sometimes, I really want to overcome this fear (and lack-of-confidence) so that I prove to them that I am not just some young kuchi-rat with no substance whatsoever. On the other hand, I don’t wanna make a fool of myself in front of this people that are sometimes just too hard to impress. It is afterall better to be silent and be thought a fool, that to speak out and remove all doubt isn’t it? Or maybe not?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi sis Kathlynn, I can relate to what you have written in this post. I also feel lack of confidence when talking to someone older than me. I hope I can do what you did and overcome this fear, because I don't want people to look down on me.

Best of luck to you! :)

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