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Remember – there’s a reason you are at the table!

When it comes to working in a group, I am usually the last person to share my ideas. It’s probably because of my self-consciousness. I’m really aware of what others might think of me. It’s happened quite a lot of times in the past. But now, in recent times, I think I have made quite a lot of improvement.

It’s always the starting trouble for me. I am really talkative with people I know, but not so with new faces and acquaintances. But once I start talking, I can have a casual conversation.

I’ve learnt a lot of things over the years. One, never hesitates to give out your ideas. They may sound stupid, but that doesn’t matter. Your opinion does. Two, take small, baby steps. Share your idea, and ask the group with which you are working for feedback. Take these small steps before you can run. Finally, take feedback in an open, positive way. Feedback is something I used to take very personally. But over time and experience, I realized that it doesn’t matter what others think of you. Of course, feedback is important to improve yourself, but it’s nothing more than that. Keep away the emotions for a bit and focus on the facts. After all, we are all human beings. Everyone can make a slip now and then, and no one is perfect. The question is, how do we prevent that? How do we not make the same mistake twice? That is completely up to you.

Remember – there’s a reason you are at the table. You have the same importance as your teammates. Your opinion matters. Be the change you want to see in the world.

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