Playing it safe
January 22, 2016 § 4 Comments
Not going skiing because well.. you’re not really good at it. And you need to do shopping, bake a brownie, go for a run. But mainly because you think you don’t really look good on that slope.
Not asking for something (anything) because you are positive you ain’t gonna get it. A salary raise. Or a job. Or a night off.
Not going to an interview or a date or simply to brunch with a friend. Because you think you’re not pretty enough. Thin enough. Competent enough. Interesting enough. You are just not enough.
Not daring to take the damn driving lessons because you’re afraid you will kill someone or suck at driving. Well, guess what, you not even trieing sucks big time (how’s that for added guilt?).
Telling lies because the truth is too uncomfortable.
Dreaming small and achieving even smaller. Staying put and comfortable in your own little artificial bubble and thinking no one can see you’re hiding out.
Being silent because you talking can make people uncomfortable.
Being nice. Accommodating. Smiling and helpful and hopeful and kind. Happy go lucky against your better judgement.
Shame. Guilt. Fear. Can you say that again?
Actually being your biggest, worst, most dreadful judge.
So what are you missing out on?