My “freak out” around TacCon22 is because I was uncomfortable.
When Tom Givens asked me to present at TacCon21, holy shit – I had never felt so uncomfortable in my life. I embraced it, because I knew I would grow. And grow I did.
I was asked back for TacCon22. Of course I presented AIWB Skills, but I wanted to present something of my own. I presented my Minimum Competency stuff.
My discomfort level spiked.
I’m putting myself out there. I’m seeking to grow a body of knowledge, but I gotta make some assertions and back them up. And doing it in front of the TacCon audience? An audience of new impressionable minds, and seasoned “they forgot more than I know” veterans – my peers, my mentors. I mean… tough crowd, but that’s who I want. If I’m full of shit, I need to know.
It’s a little scary putting yourself out there like this.
I came out on the other side.
We’ll see where this goes… and how I grow.
Because it is through discomfort that we grow. When your discomfort (level) grows, remember that the discomfort (that you’re feeling is what) grows (you).
2 thoughts on “Discomfort grows”
I attended the minimum competency class and you did an excellent job. I do think this is an important subject because there are numerous new shooters coming into the community that just want to learn the skill and knowledge that they need to protect themselves, without going all the way down the rabbit hole of the full lifestyle.
Thank you. Yup – that’s a reality we should work with.
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