Embarrassed to be seen trying

“Sometimes the biggest secret women keep are what they really want to do with their lives.”

“Aren’t we all secretly aware that there are things we’d like to try, and might actually be able to do, if we weren’t so damned embarrassed to be seen trying.”

— Kelly Corrigan

I dare you, watch this inspiring video clip of best-selling author Kelly Corrigan read an excerpt from her April 2010 Glamour magazine essay.

4 thoughts on “Embarrassed to be seen trying

  1. I. Love. This.

    It’s entirely true. Many woman are so embarrassed to be pointed at, laughed at, excluded from the group or considered a failure that they are willing to “play dumb and leave decisions to smarter people”. That’s embarrassing. People who criticize reachers are only afraid to be shown up and to loose theire position in the status quo. So ignore the naysayers. If, indeed, anyone is actually looking. A shallow life is no one’s fault but our own.

    A bold woman I know, raised in small town Saskatchewan and now upper management on Wall Street, always said, “misery is optional”. She won’t allow herself to be bogged down, trapped or hold out in a bad situation hoping that the fates will set it to right. Saskatchewan kid to New York executive is a big lifestyle change, and it can only happen if you don’t care who’s watching.

    Thanks for posting this Lila.

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