I have been ultra busy recently and when I was doing my morning quiet time today, (part of my self care routine) I had the idea that it would be good to share some of the difficult stuff that comes up in my life.
I have been doing a PTTLS course one day at college a fortnight, which helps me to obtain a teaching certificate. It is a real challenge for me as my schooling was poor and I left with no real qualifications, and was actually pretty much expelled! I have gone through life "covering" up this area; since I am a trained nurse and NLP Master Practitioner people THINK I am well educated academically.
Recently on the course I was paired up with a girl who was a mathematician; just my luck! We had to do an exercise that involved a "numeracy task" and I immediately could feel the tears welling up, obviously not a good reaction in a class of adult students. We were given a jigsaw type puzzle with triangles and numbers on it, with the aim of figuring out how to put it together. The teacher suggested that since it was only the "times tables" EVERYONE was capable of doing it. (Er.......... not quiet everyone because I can't!)
It was no good, I could no longer contain myself so slipped out to the loo for a serious blubber! The tutor and my partner realised I was upset and came out to see me. On my return we discussed what had happened, something I am very comfortable about doing as I believe being honest about my limitations is the only way to work through them and learn from them.
The point I am trying to make is to not make rash judgements about people, and to understand that it is OK to not know everything. I may be a passionate and authentic Coach, and a confident public speaker, but I have my fears and phobias just like every other human being. I do love to write, but I have my own personal issues with it because I am HUMAN.
So the point I am getting at is please be kind to yourself and remember everyone is good at something!
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