Friday, September 12, 2008

How High


How high could you fly if you weren't tethered? What tethers you? Is it fear of failure? Fear of success? Just fear? Me, it may sound weird to you, but I have always feared success even more than failure. Yes, I fear not being accepted but it's more if I were to become successful, what would hold me here in my comfort zone. Comfort zones aren't necessarily good, just what we know and often feel we deserve. How high would you fly?

Off to mail a care package.

*Now playing: Anything I'm Not by Lenka - Lenka


Eileen said...

I know I could fly a lot higher, if I took the risks did it. Every single time in my life, when I thought I could never do something and did it...well, I was always shocked and a bit mad at myself for underestimating myself. Yet,there is always the piece of me that still thinks I'll get figured out or I can't keep living up to what people think of me. Not sure if that makes sense, but it was a long night.

Photobonnie said...

eileen, it makes perfect sense. Sorry you've had a rough night. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs.

Trish said...

Yes fear keeps me tethered, insecurity and wanting things to remain as the always have been. Fear of change. Fear of not being able to keep up. Fear of being found out . . . that I am actually just faking my way through life.

I am happy just letting other people be movers and shakers and I will play a supporting role down here with my feet on the ground.

Hmm, good thought-provoking post!

pearl said...

i LOVE this shot! whimsical and delightful! nothing tethers me - i feel like i live my life on the edge all the time. i guess performing has made me that way.
i applied at Starbucks a few days ago - haven't heard back from them. if i don't hear soon i'll apply at another one. Molly's boyfriend works at one and his old manager at a different location said she would hire me. i applied at the one closest to my house and it would be so convenient. i got scared reading the Starbucks Gossip blog, but i applied anyway - they don't know that i'm 51. :) hugs!