Am I POSITIVE? - Yes, I am!!!!! Optimism is good for everyone! It's not just a fantasy...because I can make it a reality.

I love fantasy art..it is so inspiring and gives me lots of ideas....Thus it is like Positive Art which helps me visualize the best in things around me. Positive movies, paintings, songs, buildings, poems, stories, ..and more.

In keeping with my theme:I will attempt to always keep the sunshine in my heart and share with others the cool breezes of my smiles as much as possible.

I will Visualize the good things and dream how to be amazing so I can make it a reality! :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fear of Success?

Why would someone fail because they have a fear of succeeding? That sure sounds like an Oxymoron...doesn't it? But it is very real and happens to be one of the barriers to success. It's really about a lack of self-confidence in that if once you succeed more will be expected...and how will one manage that? More pressure, more expectations, more stress....but wait. If we have a passion for something then we shouldn't fear succeeding...(assuming it is not a dangerous or destructive passion - I do have to make that qualification - this is a place for positive thinking about positive things).

I read something the other day that struck me as quite wise....It was from my favorite blog on positive thinking and the article was about a timeless tip than can make your life a whole lot easier - here is link to the whole article if you would like to read it: http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2009/03/06/one-timeless-tip-that-can-make-your-life-a-whole-lot-easier/

In summary, the article discussed the idea that we can control our action but not necessarily the results of the action...you take an action about something that you believe in...you put yourself out there and your motive is pure...to share information, to enlighten the world...but whether or not that objective is reached is beyond your control. Yet it is important that you do something because doing nothing is the worst thing you can do. Don't attach yourself to the result...instead attach yourself to the action. Focus on what you are doing more than on the results.....I think the article does a better job than I do explaining this idea but I liked it.
A practical example might be a rose garden. When planning a rose garden it's hard not to think about the result because of the beauty you expect. However, if you don't focus on the action of actually ordering and planting the rose itself you will not succeed.....if you fear it will be too much work when it is done you will not succeed.... if you focus on the action of getting it done...you will succeed and you will not be so worried about what happens when you do!

When you put things in motion..the last thing you want to do is fear you will succeed.....so focus on getting the job done and it will be a lot easier on you...it will also be much more fun. If more work comes your way because you succeeded...you can cross that bridge when you get to it....it is not as difficult to cross as you may think...especially if it is something you are passionate about.


Josten Aka Jobie said...

Reminds me of when i used to be scared of success. Mainly just how people would react and whatnot. but now i'm not so worried and fearful.

Maria said...

Hi, Josten, yep...i know what you mean by that! Maria

krissy knox said...

Maria, just letting you know I am now a follower of this blog. I absolutely love it! I don't know how I didn't find it before... I'm going to follow you publicly through my Blogger dashboard and I'll be back to comment when I can...

Also, I am going to mention your posts from time to time on Twitter. My friends on Twitter are very positiveand your posts are just the kind they'd like to see. Perhaps this will bring you more readers! I am not sure how many more commenters it will bring -- bc not everyone comments on Blogger blogs -- but some people do -- so I am hoping you get additional comments soon. The reason I want to put links to your posts on Twitter is bc I believe they are just that good! I will put this one on Twitter tonight, if I have time. :)

Oh, one more thing. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I really appreciate it. I have a question for you about your comment. You said you wrote in document and posted later. I'm curious how you did this. did you do it by setting the time on the customize page? I mean "customize" then "post," right under "post," where the date and time was? Is that what you set. I saw the date and time listed the other day under the post, and wondered if you could write your post early, and have it post later, but wasn't sure. I also wondered if that was how you did it. Could you please explain it to me, Hon? I was quite surprised. Is this a new feature? I heard you could only "post later" in wordpress. Wow. I need to learn how to do this. I could even post later when I went out of town, which is quite frequent now...

Okay, must run,and thanks in advance for the explanation,

krissy knox :)
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