Speak small, only to sound great later …

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Last week I took up a last minute offer to become one of the guest speakers for a course which took place today. I did it as a favour for a good friend and the session turned out fine.

Sometimes we envision ourselves to be someone great. We have that ‘niyat’ to emulate the values of a public figure or perhaps, our favourite author. However, at times it is also you and only you, that tends to disappoint yourselves by not jumping on opportunities knocking at your doors.

I have had a few lessons of my own when it comes to missed opportunities. The moment I realised that there is no harm trying, I find that Life is more colourful. Of course there are obstacles and risks intertwined to the ‘goods’ but isn’t that what makes the reward more handsome and worthwhile?

I like to share knowledge. Standing on a podium or in front of a classroom may not be my cup of tea but this is one of the ways as to how great theories are disseminated and shared. A famous example is T.E.D – which brings together speakers of all backgrounds to share their sentiments and findings on matters that concerns them most.

These values were the one which gave me the drive to take up that challenge to become a speaker. It was a good stepping stone. Today, I had an audience of less than 50 people. Perhaps one day Id be able to speak in front of 500 people.

3R : Read, Reflect, Respond

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