A Story About What Holds Us Back

When I was a counseling psychologist one day I sat down with a client who had gone through a long series of interviews for the job she really wanted.

She was just one interview away from her dream job.

And she was scared and stuck.


Part of the last interview was presenting to the board of the company. She had spoken to thousands of people. No problem there.

But all of those presentations had been done standing up.

This one she had to do sitting down, and she was literally shaking.

So we talked about it for awhile. And as so often happens, words came out of my mouth that weren’t exactly mine:

“Well you know, standing is just sitting on your feet, and sitting is just standing on your butt.”

She got the job…

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