20 Reasons I’m Afraid to Speak

  1. I am afraid of being wrong.
  2. I am afraid of drawing attention.
  3. I am afraid of not being prepared.
  4. I am afraid of losing friends.
  5. I am afraid of losing potential friends.
  6. I am afraid of being attacked.
  7. I am afraid of being misunderstood.
  8. I am afraid of being disagreed with.
  9. I am afraid of making the situation worse.
  10. I am afraid of harming someone else’s walk with God.
  11. I am afraid of failing.
  12. I am afraid of succeeding and not knowing what to do next.
  13. I am afraid of having nothing worth saying.
  14. I am afraid of being considered unworthy of saying it.
  15. I am afraid of being known.
  16. I am afraid of being known and then rejected.
  17. I am afraid of gaining nothing.
  18. I am afraid of losing what I have.
  19. I am afraid of living up to my potential.
  20. I am afraid of discovering my potential isn’t enough.
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About Laura K. Cavanaugh

I'm a writer, spiritual director, and advocate of holistic body theology.

Posted on May 9, 2012, in Community, Equality, Identity. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Mark Baker-Wright

    I’m not sure if it’s one to add to the list or not, but I was disturbed to realize one about myself a week or so back.

    I’m afraid of learning that I can no longer find something to respect about the views of people who used to be close friends.

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