Not things like this
No, I've been having conversations about stuff like this
I've had conversations about failure, or more specifically the fear of failure, with a lot of people, but the most interesting conversation was with my physical therapist. (I had knee surgery a couple of months ago and I'm working to regain use of my knee.)
He told me to do something and I said, "I can't."
"No!" he yelled.
(He yells that A LOT...but means it in the best possible way.)
"You're failing to try," he lectured.
FAILING TO TRY
How many of us are guilty of that in many aspects of our life?
So now I'm trying to be aware of when I fail to try.
(And yes, I'm mentally yelling, "No!" at myself whenever I catch myself doing it.)
I'll share something, I'm afraid of failing at:
Later this month, I'll be releasing my romantic suspense novel UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT.
I haven't put out such a dark book since 2011. I'm afraid it won't find an audience. I'm afraid those that find it will hate it. I'm afraid that I've wasted a lot of time and money on a project that will end up being a massive failure.
I caught myself "failing to try" to make the book a success when I realized I was putting off purchasing advertising. After all, if I don't put the word out that the book exists, its failure won't be my fault, right?
Tell me Killer Friends: What are you afraid of? And how do you combat your fears?