Wednesday

Understanding Embarrassment

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Embarrassment is the 'STOP YOU' emotion.

It is no accident that when we get embarrassed we turn red. Embarrassment is the 'Stop You' emotion.  I call it the 'stop you' emotion because it stops you from being you, it stops you from speaking up, it stops you from having what you want, it stops you from asking for what you want... 

We all have things we are embarrassed about, that is very normal. However when we use our feelings of embarrassment as an excuse to not ask for what we want, we lower our self-esteem and make our feelings of embarrassment a road block to the love, success, and happiness we want.  Embarrassment even causes us to not have the money we want, as in, I am too embarrassed to ask for a raise.

Even to this day, I embarrass easily, especially when I ask other people for help but I no longer let embarrassment sabotage my life or stop me from creating the life I want.  Once I understood the dictionary definition of the word embarrassed, I was free to be embarrassed and ask for help any way.

The Dictionary definition of the word: EMBARRASSED
 
1. to cause confusion and shame to; make uncomfortably self-conscious; disconcert;
2. to make difficult or intricate, as a question or problem; complicate.
3. to put obstacles or difficulties in the way of; impede:  



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