like 'not good enough', 'not talented enough', 'not smart enough', 'not (you fill in the blank) enough'?
while perusing the blogs tonight i came upon someone expressing her frustration at self-sabotage... and a commenter who admitted to doing the same... both of these people are super talented... and so i am sad... why do we do this?
i get it... i was afraid to submit to a publication because i was sure i wouldn't be accepted... i got accepted and became afraid that i can't write the article... i will write the article and then be afraid that i will appear so stupid that they will never want me back again...
this is all so ridiculous!! we have to stop standing in our own way... even if things don't go the way you thought they would, at least you'll know you tried... and even then a door will open - just one you weren't looking for!
'what we seek we shall find;
what we flee from flees from us.'
~ralph waldo emerson
this is really ironic - i was just journaling about this today... my new philosophy for myself is that if i feel my chest tighten at something (dangerous things do not apply here) i have to do it... it takes practice, but i like it... and each time i do it, i gain confidence... this is surely going to take awhile, but the goal here is to gain momentum... keep moving forward... i don't expect to overcome all fear, but i do expect to be able to take a breath and move through it...
'heaDinG oUt' by tam
if fear kept a bird from doing what comes naturally, it would never fly... it's the same with you... ALLOW yourself to fly... please...
how come we tell our kids that there is only one of them in the world, with their way of seeing things and doing things... that their unique-ness should be embraced... and then don't believe that as we get older?
'the greatest barrier to success
is the fear of failure.'
~ sven goran eriksson
look at the athletes participating in the olympics right now - i am sure they must be afraid of things, but it doesn't stop them... and how many people are sitting at home, wondering what would have happened if only they had taken a chance...
'courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgment that something else
is more important than fear.'
~ ambrose redmoon
pick one thing tomorrow that makes you pause and start to say 'i can't...' and do it... i will borrow from yoda here - 'there is no try, only do.'
have fun! tomorrow is a new day... and the only way to live it is to, well, live it!