Gah. Just….gah.

I froze up at the thought of having to do something that’s both awesome but terrifying. Don’t you hate when that happens?

It’s easy to choke, freeze, or look like a complete dumbass when something challenging comes your way. In my case, I usually sweat a lot and my heart races. In my head, I’m pulling a Daria: “Dammit, dammit, dammit.” Sometimes, I’ll turn red and get that look on my face that makes most people think I’m angry. Don’t worry. I’m just concentrating.

You see, fear and I never got along so well. I’m a scaredy cat. I’ll admit it. I chicken out on a lot of things because I’m afraid, though I have been better at taking risks as of late. My guess is that the fear of failure can sometimes leave me feeling overwhelmed and powerless. Yes, I know I can do this – but what happens if I fail? How will I recover? Will my reputation/work/feelings survive?

I’m itching to do something. I’m just not sure of what that is yet. I know when the time comes, I’ll probably be scared.

How do you regain some kind of balance?

Please share your tips on getting a grip. I’d love to hear them :)

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