You’re Already Enough
If you’re anything like me, preparing and overwriting are a big part of a presentation or lecture. This week, however, I was challenged to come into class without any preparation. So with less than 10 minutes of thinking and notes, I walked into a class that I would normally devote 2 to 3 hours of prep. How did it go? Well, as an indicator, two students stayed after class to talk and brought up what a helpful and practical class this last one was. Pretty cool. The lesson was actually for me. That I’m enough– I can trust myself to do the work I already have spent years thinking about and executing. And that there are other ways to teach than to lecture. When you’ve already put in the work, doing extra work won’t get you there better or faster, necessarily. You may surprise yourself if you trust that you are already enough and let the experience be your preparation.