Litany of Fears

You have to figure out what you want…what you have…and what you’re willing to do about it. ~Bertha

That’s…Bertha’s…prompting to me this morning…and…what I found as I Jane Carrollcontemplated her questions…was…that I wasn’t clear on the first step… what do I want…I want this…but then I would put a caveat on it…which essentially was my own fear…would it take too much of my time…would it take too much of my energy…would I really like it if I got it…and…the litany continued…one fear after another…

In fact…I never got to the other two questions…but…she said that was okay… because if I can’t get clear on the first one…the other two aren’t really that important…

Hmmm…I see some more contemplation time in my near future…

Jane

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High Stepping…

 

This morning…Bertha…whispered this fact to me…

The number one cause of failure…is…the fear of failure

Now…she didn’t have any statistics to back that up…she hasn’t done any fancy studies…but…her logic made sense…it went something like this…

When I’m afraid of failing at something…I rarely start it…

I mean…why would I want to do something when I think I’m gonna failhello

I whined…but she ignored me…and continued to tell me…that the only time I am assured of failure…is when I never try…never start…never give it a shot…

And…she said…that even when I am not successful in the way that I had hoped…it really wasn’t a failure…it was an effort…and…all efforts…no matter how small…are steps towards success…

Hmmm…seems I’ve made a lot of steps towards success in my life…enough in fact…that I might just be getting close…

Jane