Most Embarrassing Moment EVER! True Story…

Most Embarrassing Moment EVER! True Story…
My Mentor, we’ll call her “C”, shared something with me on yesterday that resonated, with me, and I want to share it with you…. BUT FIRST, a short, true story…
The year was 1985 and I was excited to go shopping, with my mom and sister, to Cheap Jeans-our ALL TIME favorite place to snag Jordache and Pierre Cardin jeans- a teenaged label queen’s dream!
Grabbing armloads of jeans we happily headed off to the fitting rooms, side by side.
I found a pair of jeans that I loved and rushed out to show my sister who was standing nearby eyeing herself in the mirror. I slapped her on the bum, exclaiming, "Your bum sure looks flat in those jeans!"  Funny right?
Well…it wasn’t my sister...I’ll pause to let that sink in….I had just hit and insulted a TOTAL AND COMPLETE STRANGER! Apparently, my sister had already tried on her jeans and made a selection.
Well, I just died RIGHT THERE IN CHEAP JEANS (cue Southern accent). My happy place had now become a prison! I hid in the fitting room for at least 30 minutes. My mom had to come and literally drag me out.
My Mentor shared this: people are SO afraid to fail in public and this is where many of us, me included, have missed the mark. If you are like me, we want everything we do to be excellent and on point. I GET IT!
However, the truth is, things don’t always go according to plan. It’s okay to fail IN PUBLIC. We can survive and even thrive in being vulnerable enough to live through it, admit it and grow from it.
When I am tempted to run and hide out in the fitting rooms of life because of the NUMEROUS embarrassing things that I do- I will remember the promises of the Lord and encourage myself therein:
Psalm 25:3 I’ve thrown in my lot with you; You won’t embarrass me, will you? Or let my enemies get the best of me? Don’t embarrass any of us Who went out on a limb for you. It’s the traitors who should be humiliated.
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See you tomorrow,
Dr. Patrice J. Carter, CPLC
Breakpoint Coaching and Speaking