Are You Struggling with Bravery Deficit? The TED Talk You Just CAN’T Miss… - Chase Your Fears
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Are You Struggling with Bravery Deficit? The TED Talk You Just CAN’T Miss…


I AM a perfectionist.

  • I once cried in COLLEGE because I got an A-
  • I edited the same graphic days in a row because “there was just something missing.”
  • My husband once gave up on helping me record a video. After I made him film the 100th retake and argued: “It wasn’t perfect.”

Honestly, being a perfectionist was something that gave me a lot of pride. I graduated Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors). I excelled in most written assignments, tests or projects I took part in.
And when I didn’t?

Well… I obsessed.
I thought…

  •  What is wrong with me?
  • How didn’t I see that before it was pointed out to me?
  • They probably think I’m clueless.

You see, perfection opens the door for another emotion. FEAR.
That four letter word that can break our spirit. Limit us, divide us, and stop us from pursuing anything that matters.
Those things that give us that butterfly-in-your-belly kind of feel.
When we seek perfection we tend to play it safe. We choose to focus on the things we know we’re good at and neglect the things we could improve; things we think could lead us to fail.

  • We get stuck.
  • We stop growing
  • We become complacent.

That’s why when I saw the TED talk below I knew I HAD to share it; because I think we’ve all been there. In some way or another, we’ve let the need for perfection turn into fear. We’ve avoided something we wanted. Something we felt compelled to try. Simply because of fear; because we were struggling with bravery deficit. Take a few minutes to listen to this talk. It might change your outlook.

Maybe even change your life.

To living a BRAVER life,

About the Author Dayhanna Acosta

Dayhanna Acosta is an energetic communication expert, a powerful speaker, and a dynamic educator who helps nonprofit and mid-size businesses scale and reach their target audience. Dayhanna is an award-winning entrepreneur. She was recently selected from a pool of thousands of entrepreneurs as one of the 20 On the Rise Small Business Experts with the Rising Tide Society. Acosta’s clients and students say she can turn mundane, geeky topics into something relevant that people can get excited about! Her company Chase Your Fears manages the marketing and P.R departments of U.S based nonprofit and mid-size businesses. Her team has extensive experience in Marketing, sales, P.R, media, and communications. Dayhanna was born in Colombia and she is proud of her Latina identity. She's obsessed with traveling, dancing, veggies, and puppies!

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