Fear and Expectations

Success . . .

I do my best thinking in the mornings, as I am getting ready for work. The other morning, I was thinking about success and goals; setting them, reaching them, failing to reach them, etc. and I was thinking about how I allow fear to prevent me from reaching my goals.

I dream of becoming a writer and a photographer, but my fear prevents me from trying. Not only am I afraid that I won’t do either well, I’m also afraid that I will succeed. I know it sounds silly, but if I succeed, then people will expect me to continue to succeed. They will expect that I do things well, and then what will happen if I can’t continue produce? Is it better to just be mediocre all my life, and not have to live up to expectations, or is it better to do well and chance letting someone or yourself down when you can’t always be great?

Do you let fear stop you?

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One thought on “Fear and Expectations

  1. I feel the same way. But you shouldn’t stop trying. Don’t let other people’s expectations get in the way of what you want to do.

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