My Biggest Fear

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This weekend I was asked what I fear the most, and that is a question that I find easy to answer.

My single biggest fear is not living up to my potential. Not being the best I can be.

Continuous Growth

As evidenced in my “slogan” here on the blog - Love, Growth, Passion – I consider growth one of the most important aspects of my life. I never want to stop growing – in all areas of my life. I want to continue to expand my knowledge, but also to become an even better version of myself.

While I have struggled to learn to accept “good enough”, in terms of projects, assignments and papers, I also think it is important to never stop setting up new goals and projects. It is reaching a balance between accepting that 9 out of 10 is good enough for each project we do – but that we shouldn’t stop growing and making progress.

Goals

For me there is no doubt that the best way to avoid stagnation is to continue to set new goals and work towards them. To keep my priorities straight.

One of the ways I make sure I always grow is through my reading. I aim to read one book a week on average, as well as loads of articles on a wide variety of topics (as can be seen in  my Link Loves).

But I also set other goals in terms of my health, work, experiences etc. – and then actively work towards them.

Over to You

What’s your biggest fear(s)? What do you do to keep them from coming true?

5 Comments

  1. I very much second this! That is my biggest fear as well, and my greatest source of motivation at the same time.

    • Oh definitely a great source of motivation too! And thankfully I have more and more people in my life these days who do push me to be the best I can be, and inspire me (including you dear!)

  2. I am slightly freaked out because my biggest fear is identical to yours: not achieving everything I here to accomplish. Or put another way, being too scared to follow my dreams.

    Your post spoke to me, but also made me giggle as I’ve also struggled to accept 9/10 as a good enough. It’s been one of the hardest lessons to learn, but also one of the most liberating; instead of getting caught up in trying to make one thing absolutely perfect when it’s already really very good with a hint of excellent, I’ve been able to move on to the next project, thus continuing the growing and learning process.

    • Sorry about the late reply! I think it is a common fear – and honestly not the worst one to have. I definitely feel we have some of the same issues, learning to accept “good enough” is a tough lesson, and daring to pursue your dreams can be tough.

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