Good-bad-feelings-We-tryI was driving to a speaking engagement last weekend and was feeling nervous.

I had prepared thoroughly, practiced a few times and knew that it was the right message for the right audience.

But I still felt nervous.

It was a bad feeling, but as I drove, I realised that it was a good bad feeling.

I felt nervous because what I was going to say mattered.

I felt nervous because I wanted to do a great job and teach my audience some important principles.

I felt nervous because I cared.

And that’s a good thing.

There are other good bad feelings.

The feeling of exhaustion after a solid workout is one.

The feeling you get when you try something that doesn’t work, but you know that it was worth a try is another.

Good bad feelings.

We try to avoid them whenever possible, but I suspect that we could do with more of them.

Can you think of any other good bad feelings?

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