Inse was a shy and nervous boy. He often struggled with public speaking and would avoid it at all costs. However, one day his teacher announced that each student would have to give a speech in front of the entire class.
Inse’s heart raced as he thought about the upcoming presentation. He couldn’t imagine standing in front of everyone and speaking without stumbling over his words. He confided in his sister, Curity, about his fears.
“Don’t worry, Inse,” Curity said. “Remember the first transformation. Ignore that voice of insecurity in your head. You are capable of doing this.”
Inse nodded, but he still felt anxious. He decided to take Curity’s advice and listen to the second transformation. He used his insecurity as inspiration and began to practice his speech.
He spent hours in his room, reciting his presentation in front of the mirror. He stumbled over his words at first, but he kept going, using the voice of insecurity as motivation to improve.
As he practiced, he thought about the third transformation. He imagined himself delivering his speech with confidence, feeling proud of himself and the hard work he had put in.
One day, Inse was practicing his speech in the park. He was so focused on his words that he didn’t even notice when a group of kids approached him.
“Hey, Inse,” one of them said. “What are you doing?”
Inse stuttered as he explained that he was practicing for a speech.
“Oh, cool!” another kid said. “Can we hear it?”
Inse felt his heart race as he thought about speaking in front of a group of strangers. But he remembered the fourth transformation. He had to take action and face his fears.
“Sure,” he said, trying to sound confident. “I’ll give you a preview.”
He took a deep breath and began to speak. At first, his words were shaky and unsteady, but as he continued, he found his rhythm. He used the voice of insecurity as motivation, pushing himself to speak louder and clearer.
When he finished, the kids applauded. Inse felt a rush of pride and accomplishment. He had faced his fears and come out on top.
“Great job, Inse!” Curity said, giving him a high-five. “You befriended the two inner voices and used them to overcome your nerves.”
Inse smiled, feeling a newfound sense of confidence. He had learned that with practice and determination, he could overcome anything.
As the siblings walked home, Inse couldn’t wait to deliver his speech in class. He felt ready and excited, eager to share his hard work with his classmates.
The day of the presentation arrived, and Inse took the stage. He looked out at his classmates, feeling a sense of calm and confidence wash over him. He spoke clearly and confidently, delivering his presentation with ease.
When he finished, the class erupted into applause. Inse felt a sense of pride and accomplishment that he had never felt before. He had faced his fears and come out on top.
From that day forward, Inse no longer feared public speaking. He had befriended the two inner voices and used them to overcome his insecurities.