In 2020 I’m answering a list of 52 journal questions. Read about it here.
What holds you back?
In early 2009 I did a 2 week course on goal setting. This was the first time I learnt that there are two types of fear: Fear of Success and Fear of Failure. Everyone has a tendency to one of those fears and that’s what holds you back from everything.
That lesson has stuck with me and is something I think of often when I feel I’m being held back.
Because I have thought about it for so long, I know which “fear” I succumb to, and that is fear of failure. I’m very goal oriented and I aim high. I’m also a perfectionist. Perfect storm for worrying about failure.
But recognising your fear is a big step forward in being able to overcome it.
I have strategies I use to help move past the fear. I think I’ve taken more risks, stepped out of my comfort zone more, since I have been able to deal with it.
I still find fear of failure holds me back at times, but my stubborness kicks in and I refuse to let it beat me. I’m determined to not let it hold me back.
Which fear do you fall into?