Did you ever wear a mask for Halloween? The type of mask that covers your face and with tiny holes to see through? If you run around with a mask on, you might hurt yourself by running into something. So people tend to move slower wearing a mask.
I can tell you from experience the same is true in life. You will not be as free or prosperous when you wear a mask. When you are trying to be something you are not.
Be careful not to put on masks as a result of an experience, even a bad one. Putting on a mask might feel better, but will not make things better. You will move slower.
The same is true for those you lead.
You’ve got this.