In my quest to always do everything with excellence and try and achieve gold stars, I have become fearful of trying things because I might fail. Fear of failure, not even actual failure, frequently causes me to second guess what I think is a good idea. At times, I have even been paralyzed to be adventurous due to disqualifying myself before I even begin. Failure seems to be my Achilles' heel.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Edison
I have heard the phrase, "that's my achilles' heel" many times in my life. To me, the meaning behind this phrase is that it's your weakest point or the part of you that causes you to be human. In order to ensure that I am giving accurate information, I looked up the definition on Wikipedia:
An Achilles’ heel is a deadly weakness in spite of overall strength, that can actually or potentially lead to downfall. While the mythological origin refers to a physical vulnerability, metaphorical references to other attributes or qualities that can lead to downfall are common. (Achilles' heel)
Glad to know I had a good idea of the definition! Anyhow, the reason I bring this up is because I wanted to talk about it here on my blog. This blog is my place in the world where I share things that I'm interested in and hope that it encourages/entertains my readers. The only problem is that I'm new to blogging and I don't know what the best or most popular posts are. And what do my readers want to read? Who is my audience? These are the questions I am pondering as I begin my blogging journey.
I want to be free to allow myself to try new things, even if I don't succeed. This blog is one of them. I want you all to know the real me. I hope that by admitting this, I will be able to overcome this potential downfall and be more adventrous.
What is your Achilles' Heel?