Full disclosure, I'm working on a project that has me massively intimidated. Don't worry, I'm not telling you a secret. I've been practically telling every person I come across when I happen to bring up said project. The question is, why am I telling everyone?
This actually has an easy answer. Why am I telling everyone about how intimidated I am about this project? Because I need frikkin' encouragement, people! Let's be honest here. Our brains are assholes. They are constantly telling us, "You can't do that!" On the flip side, our brain also often tells us, "Don't listen to that guy. He's a jerk." but for whatever reason that voice is very small and supremely less convincing than the first. So what can a person do? They go to voices that are outside their head! Yep. I express my fears to other folks so that they can talk louder than my jerk brain. Yes, at times I feel like I'm pushing the self-serving limits but the reality of it is, it's okay to need the help of others to reach a goal. No one can do the actual work for me (though perhaps one day I will have minions to do my bidding) but other people can certainly lift my confidence to get to the point to actually get the work done. That's huge. And I hope that each person who helps me in this capacity understands how incredibly grateful I am for their encouragement.
It is easy to get intimidated in this world of ours. I'm sure there are some people that succeed completely on their own, however I think the majority of us could use a little emotional support. So maybe this is a reminder that we are here to lift each other up...and to allow yourself to be lifted.
Do you need encouragement right now? Lay it on me because I'm beyond happy to tell your jerk brain to shut the hell up.