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Great realization, Ryan! ;-)
"I was just thinking that of all the trails in this life there is one that matters most. It is the trail of a true human being. I think you are on this trail and it is good to see." -- Kicking Bird
From the movie: Dances With Wolves (1990)
great post :) I'm really happy for you
and I hope you succeed in developing this way of thinking :)
Great for you, I had the same problem when I joined I Power :)
Sorry for the late late answer.
I think I had quite some luck, it just happened that in my last year in high school I had a group of friends who didn't knew much about me. Before that there was always someone letting people know that I was "anti-social" and all that kind of stuff.
So, I just made great friends that year that made me realise that I'm as good as anyone else.
Unfortunately we went to different Universities which means we haven't seen each other again.
That summer I found I Power and all the videos the crew made a while back helped me out a lot.
The first step is always harder, after that things just flow normally. Now I'm studying in University which makes things even easier because you don't need a reason to talk to anyone, everyone is on the same boat there and most people are really cool.
I hope this helped and sorry again for taking so much time to answer.
you just found the first step in eliminating your ego :D
my recommendation is to look into this aspect of your personality and start working on it, there's a lot of good stuff about the ego here on ipower, look it up :)
Awkwardness can also be born from inexperience.. I am (though this is a past tense story I guess) socially confident and my words and stuff don't let me down. But I was stood there in-front of a tree and had no idea what I was meant to do (there was someone leaning against the tree, don't worry :D) and so she was like "Awkward turtle". She literally had to coach me and explained a whole bunch of things to me about posture (that I already knew but wasn't keeping up) and how being indecisive can equate to awkwardness *due to inexperience* than trying to attain validation.
You can't blanket anything when it comes to humans, we are so complex. Best solution to fix awkwardness --> Get out there and beast it up.
You put a smile on my face...glad to read about your experience! <3
what made you able to start believeing you were good enough and all that, seeing is i'm still struggeling with the exact same issues.