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I did my 15 minute presentation exactly as I had planned it. I had a handout for everyone and on that handout were stickmen that looked something like the following. They were drawn free hand as opposed to the computer look

This is not exactly as it was but it gives you an idea. I had created a presentation about how our Total Behavior, our feeling, physiology, thinking and acting is very important when it comes to teaching youth about sex. I explained the potential total behavior of the teens without good sex education and the potential behavior of teens with good sex education and that this would be preventative in nature. At the end of my presentation, we spent the next 45 minutes discussing the subject and I was answering questions. It was designed to help adults understand the importance of talking about sex with their children.

At the end of my presentation it was time for a break. My instructor grabbed my presentation and took it directly to Dr. Glasser. I was mortified and scared! What was going to happen! What I was learning was meaning so much to me and I was so emotionally invested! Not many people knew this but I ran to my room and had a good cry! I was terrified of success, I guess. Later that day he spoke with me and told me how much he enjoyed my handout and what Jeannette had said. For the rest of that certification and conference when he spoke about Total Behavior he referenced my presentation. I was encouraged to write it up and submit it for publication in The Journal of Reality Therapy. It was published in the fall issue 1991. Have you ever had a fear of success?

Maureen has been teaching this ideas for over 35 years. She is a Senior Faculty Member with William Glasser International, A Licensed Counselling Therapist and Certified Personal and Executive Coach.