Mayor Johnathan Judd

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part of a series on Insecure

About the speaker

Mayor Johnathan Judd was elected Mayor of Moorhead in November 2018 and took office January of 2019. He is the Director of Equity and Inclusion at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, a licensed attorney and an adjunct instructor at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He attended NDSU and UND School of Law. He has an understanding and awesome spouse along with three active children.

Additional details

Insecurity shrinks our optimism, beliefs around potential, and blinds us to how things really are or how they could be. We project our greatest fears when we succumb to the negative ways we are conditioned to react.

How can we start to overcome insecurity and strengthen ourselves?

According to author Leo Babauta, we can begin with a small dose of courage: “A bit of courage. Just in small doses, to start with, but it means a willingness to set aside all the distractions for a little bit, and just focus on what you’re struggling with.”

By observing and seeing, we can catch the early moments we allow our insecurities in. Pay attention to when you are being driven by insecurity and notice what exactly makes you contract. The secret is that the path out can be found in the patterns we have repeated thousands of times.

Ignite a small dose of your courage and fiercely protect its flame. Commit to breaking one limiting belief at a time. With good work and focus, you’ll soon be able to spread your wings and fly higher.

Our Louisville chapter chose this month’s exploration of Insecure, Rachael Sinclair illustrated the theme, and is presenting the theme globally.