All weekend long I have been trying to bring myself to work on a few things and I thought that my fear of failing at it was what was keeping me stuck and constantly looping over the same stupid crap over and over and over. When fear of failure is at play - I over edit and overthink. I did work on a few things but it was the classic scenario where I didn't actually finish anything but just sort of worked on a whole bunch of things. This does not lead to a very productive day at all and actually can sometimes overwhelm me more.
I came to work today and googled the definition of failure because I was sure it was going to make me feel heard by the internet because it would describe me perfectly.
Failure:lack of success.
This definition did not lead to feeling heard (...)
Rachael Kool, professional counselor and normal, everyday adult screw up