Today on Pinterest there was a great quote:
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Isn’t that awesome? There’s conviction – you MUST. Ed, very nicely, said my last post (on overcoming fear) was a bit different and it’s true. It is different than most of mine, but not completely. Fear is a difficult topic for me. Generally, when people tell me I cannot do something, I consider it a throw down and set my mind to proving them wrong. However, there’s a LOT I tell myself I can’t do and I don’t have the same view.
I mean, if I’m telling myself I cannot do something, I must be right. Clearly, I know me better than anyone else. But, that’s the thing…it’s hard to see what you’re capable of. There are things I see in other people – their potential and talents – isn’t the same true about me? The answer is yes. There are some things I *think* are true but I don’t admit it to myself. It feels wrong somehow so I end up being my own worst enemy. I put myself down. I talk myself out of taking a chance. And, all for no good reason other than fear. And, fear isn’t a good reason to NOT do something. Unless it’s morally wrong. In that case fear is a GREAT reason.
Fear is in my rear view mirror at this point. I’m working on doubt now.