“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
This quote reminds me that, when it comes to public speaking and the fears we have, that:
We are the cause of our fear. It was something in us that eventually drove us to have this fear.
We need to have a new mindset or paradigm shift in order to get past that fear.
It’s always possible to overcome fear and adversity. The main issue here, as mentioned by one of my favorite people to quote, is that we have to change our way of thinking in order to overcome the obstacle. The things you do to improve your situation are one method of changing your mindset. For example, the fact that you are looking for quotes and other resources for public speaking is already helping you with that mindset change.
So, keep moving forward and keep moving to a new mindset. Eventually you will find that your thinking is different from when you were afraid and it’s at that point you will have overcome your fear.
“When you work with the thing you fear the most, you take away it’s power”
– Natatie Davis (played by Jessica Collins on the TV show CSI
I know that quoting a TV show can be not as profound as a former first lady (Eleanor Roosevelt) or one of the all time great geniuses (Albert Einstein). However, I think this quote has a great truth in it. Continue reading →
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein
I know this is not necessarily a quote directly about public speaking fear. However, I like this quote because it reminds me that every problem has an opportunity for success. In this case, the difficulty is the fear of public speaking. The opportunity is the option to put aside the fear and make a difference by getting up to speak. Although you may not think it, any time you give a speech, presentation, or just talk to people, you have an opportunity to make a difference in their lives.
Keep that in mind the next time you have an opportunity to speak.