Don’t Over-Think it!
Something that has been keeping me very busy is that I have been asked by the National MS Society to give a speech on emotional wellness. I am putting a lot of thought into how to say everything I want to while still keeping in mind that I want it to impact others so that they may find their happiness, and not just talk about myself. I want to share my personal accomplishments so I can share how I got there, but I don’t want to appear as if I’m bragging or just talking about myself and how great I am. I want to share how to find greatness without making myself appear to be “greater.”
This is a difficult task, because everyone’s journey is his or her own, and the only one I can speak about is my journey. I decided to do this I need to talk more about the process and not what I’ve done. I need to speak about not what I’ve accomplished, but how I’ve gotten there.
I want to talk about the most important factors I find make me happy, while including the ideas of those in the crowd. I really want to make a positive impact on people, and also I want to be asked back. I want the word to spread, so that others will ask me to speak as well. I truly believe I can help people in this way.
To conclude the writing of the speech, which I have already scripted, I think I need to simplify my thoughts, make them more audience participatory, and make a simple outline. I am not worried that I will be able to speak in front of others. I have a degree in communication and am well trained in public speaking; I just think that this is a topic so close to me and I feel it is so important to have my first one for the MS society be great that I am over-thinking it.
I think that when things get overwhelming, I am almost always over-thinking it. Because I have a tendency towards perfectionism, I tend to do this often. I need to slow down my thoughts, narrow down my absolute must haves to my speech and practice. THat is how I will find it becoming finalized.
When I get home today I will make the outline from the script and then I can just practice it and work on the PowerPoint. I know I will do a good job! I worked out 3 times this week, I wrote this blog, and I’ve figured out how to finish up my speech coming up in August. I consider this a successful blog! A selfish one, maybe, as I only figured out how to help me today, but a successful one non-the-less! 🙂