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December 27, 2013 at 7:56 pm #47742
I feel for you, because I was held back for years by my perfectionism and comparing myself to others, and for many years was afraid to even try things because I couldn’t bear the thought of failure or feelings of inadequacy. Unfortunately this mindset did not allow me to develop as a person. Have the courage to risk failure – you can’t build yourself as a person without it. If you don’t succeed at something initially, this isn’t the end of the world – learn from your mistakes and carry on. Try not to compare yourself to others, this is not a productive way to truly improve yourself. If someone does something you admire, seek to learn from their success rather than be completely intimidated by it. Peace to you, Elena, and I wish you every success in improving your confidence in yourself! 🙂December 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm #47609
What an awesome idea! OK I’ll give this a try 🙂
1. I love being able to completely be myself, and I’m not afraid to do weird or unusual things.
2. I love being healthy and able to go hiking in the mountains, I hope I can do this for many years to come.
3. I love that I am not bitter about unhappy experiences in my life – they have taught me to feel compassion for others in similar situations.
4. I love having the intelligence to learn new things, and the courage to risk failure.
5. I love getting to rebuild engines at my job – it’s satisfying and exciting and I’m so lucky to be able to do it! 🙂December 26, 2013 at 2:47 pm #47607
Thank you for the wonderful comments and suggestions, Tony, Kel, and Matt! I am deeply touched and also I feel such a sense of relief knowing that I have no control over whether something like this happens to me again… only that I have control over how I react to it. Although still deeply sad over this event, I feel more at peace when I consider why it happened, and I no longer feel a constant urge to revisit the event and analyze whether I could have somehow caused the outcome to be different. Best wishes and peace to you all. Thank you so much for your compassion. 🙂