There’s one rule of success in any area of life that I hardly ever talk about: your tolerance to making a fool of yourself.
Yes, you read that right.
Wake up in the morning, stare at yourself in the mirror, and just laugh at how silly you look.
We tend to take things way too seriously. Most of the things that cause us stress now won’t even matter in a few days, let alone a year from now.
I have come to understand that we live passively presuming we’ll live forever. How else would you watch bad TV, talk to people you don’t like, or stay the same up until the moment life demands change.
Why would you do that?
Boredom and routine as your best friends, by the age of 35 you’ll be doing 95% of daily activities subconsciously.
Habits that will be almost impossible to break out of.
And one of those habits is the fear of being laughed at.
Making a fool of yourself.
It inhibits people from saying what they want to say, from doing new things, from growing as individuals.
It doesn’t matter.
So what if they laugh at you? If they make fun of you?
And, besides, you’ll be surprised that it’s not that bad. That you’ll get over it.
Our fear of future discomfort robs us of the joy of the present moment.
You’ll never know unless you try.
Also, moments of humiliation make for great stories some time later.