Sometimes we can be really harsh on ourselves, for not being as far ahead as we think we should be, for having made that mistake, for not having spoken up (I’m so lame), for having spoken up (I’m being too difficult – they’ll stop liking me), for volunteering to help even though we didn’t [...]
We don’t own our mistakes because we’re afraid they will make us look bad, stupid or pathetic. And so we go to great lengths to protect our image of perfection, oozing an air of strong powerful confidence. But while hiding our mistakes, covering them up, making excuses or pretending they didn’t happen, [...]
I can’t count the times I made a mistake and felt horrible. Or the times I didn’t do something I really wanted to do, because I was afraid to fail. I can’t count the times I thought the world would end if I failed, but it never did. Or the times [...]
This blog post is part of a 3-part series curating some of the most popular blog posts as well as some of my personal favorites. They broadly cover 3 themes: the myth of perfection, our people-pleasing reflex and those nagging failure worries. This last week dives into our incessant worry about past and future mistakes… [...]
Believing we haven’t got what it takes. Believing we can make someone like us. Wanting to control what others do or say. Believing we know nothing. Believing we know it all. Believing they know it all. Giving up (because we believe we can’t make it work). Not giving up (because we believe that quitting [...]
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