Do I disappoint you?
I fear I will disappoint folks all of the time. I fear I will disappoint people who I have signed contracts with, people I am working on commissions for, people in my classes.
I truly NEVER want to disappoint anyone, EVER!
But, the reality is, each time you step into a new space, a new project, a new venture that fear that you may disappoint someone begins to creep on in.
Fear, disappointment and expectation are all tightly knit together.
What do I expect of myself?
What do I believe others expect of me?
Am I truly capable of following through?
Will I make a mistake?
What if it's not good enough?
What if I'm not good enough?
This disappointment stuff can get real.
As it is the beginning of the year, many of us are focusing on what we hope to achieve and create for the new year. I applaud each of us for that, congratulations on new adventures!
It is also wise to prepare yourself for what you may do if a kink gets put into any of those plans. It's smart to prepare your mind for the possibility that things sometimes wont go smoothly, what then?
Decide in advance to stay the course.
Decide in advance that, no matter what, you'll get back to your creative work.
Our "absolute best" isn't always possible. Sure, under the best of circumstances, we have a lot of awesome creative work to give! But as life goes, we aren't always operating under "the best of circumstances". Sometimes we are dealing with a whole awful lot! But we can commit, shift, reconfigure, recommit again, adjust, readjust and make what we can give work in the real world.
The fear of disappointment is only as real as you and I make it. It's only as powerful as we allow it to be.
What about you?
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