What Motivates And Scares Me

motivation, motivations for goals, being too scared to start, anxiety, making plans, this stuff is golden,

Sometimes the things that motivate me and the things that scare me blur, leaving me in a state of confusion and anxiety. I want something (motivation) but I don’t know how to get it (scared). It keeps me in the middle ground, the safety zone.

That safety zone may sound pretty comfy, but in reality, it’s slowly but surely squashing any confidence I have regarding my talents, my drive and my ambitions. I’m desperate to get out of it but that same fear is holding me back.

What motivates me:

  • Other people’s success stories – if they can do it, why can’t I?
  • Having goals and writing them down
  • The vision I have for what my future is going to look like
  • My unborn baby
  • The wonderful support and friendships I have within the blogging community (thank you)
  • Quotes about life
  • Writing on my blog
  • Doing things my own way, the way I think is best
  • Being an awesome mum
  • My IRL friendships
  • Looking after myself; being conscious of what I’m eating yet eating what I want, going running
  • Lack of money
  • The pressure I put on myself to succeed
  • The good days

What scares me:

  • Other people’s success stories – they can make me feel inadequate
  • Never achieving my goals
  • The vision I have for what my future is going to look like – what if I never get there?
  • My unborn baby
  • The lack of support that I give myself
  • Quotes about life
  • Never writing anywhere but my blog
  • Doing things the wrong way
  • Putting all my dreams aside to be a mum
  • My new life (moving, having a baby) being the cause of losing friends
  • Never being body confident or happy with how I look
  • Lack of money
  • The pressure I put on myself to succeed
  • The bad days

There’s a lot that I want, a lot that I want to achieve. Perhaps the secret is to only focus on those motivations, to try and forget the fear.

Easier said than done.

2 Comments

  • Gloria says:

    Your honesty is humbling. I wish I had your bravery.

    Re other people’s success. All the ones I’ve studied never got to success from A to B. They always went through a maze to get to their goal. We only hear about them however, once they’re successful, but their life stories fascinate, and motivate, me.

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