On WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, singer, model, author, talk show host, etc. RuPaul Charles was discussing the freedom he enjoys through dressing in drag.
Don’t get stuck on your identity… it’s such an important idea, the idea of drag. It’s that you are not the things you say you are on your driver’s license, you’re way more. You are god in drag. Do you understand how grand that it? How many thing you can do? It’s outrageous, it’s unlimited.
That’s a powerful statement – “you’re way more that the things on your driver’s license.” Yet, we limit ourselves everyday. “I’m just a _____. I can’t do that,” you might think. But how accurate are your self-perceptions? Are you confusing being realistic with feeling generally negative?
A lack of confidence will hold you back more than any other obstacle you will face. Why? Because it will preclude you from even trying. You failed before taking the first step.
Take a page from RuPaul. Find that thing in your life that helps you break out of your shell. Once you do, you may stumble, but at least you stepped on the stage.