Trudging up the toboggan hill

Trudging up the toboggan hill

Ever start something new and feel so daunted by it you almost give up? That feeling happens to me a lot. Although I’m not a doom and gloom pessimist all the time, it’s easy for me to see the un-bright future of everything. The voice of caution is loud for me. “Be careful!” “This is going to take a lot of work!” “Do you think you can really do it?” “What if you have to ditch your ambitions? What will people say?” “What if you jump into the future and find out it’s been a flop?”

Sometimes I feel like this guy

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It even happens to me before I cook a big dinner. I think to myself, “Am I actually going to pull this off?” I worry that this guy won’t get what he’s looking for.

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But two hours after I chop some things and pop them in the oven, everyone is full of food and compliments. In general, with perseverance, even things greater than cooking work themselves out. But that doesn’t stop me from feeling like this in the beginning

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I have to tell myself I’ll be here in no time if I work at it

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And shut down the voices that tell me I might be here

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As a great person must have said at some point, Nothing ventured, nothing gained. And stop looking at that last picture. And check out my new YA romantic comedy.

 

20 Comments

  1. I feel you dear. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yes I occasionally thinks just like you.

  3. awww lovely post, i think we all feel this way at some point, i just started a big project and I got big fears if I’m going to be able to pull it off, hopefully we can’t stop looking at the last picture and see the brighter picture 😀 we can do it!! 😀

    Big hugs hun, thank you for sharing this <3

  4. very funny pics. They made me smile! and this is so cute!

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    mari
    http://www.ilovegreeninspiration.com
    GIG love

  5. You are not alone! I feel the same most days! hahaha It’s so difficult to start something. :)

  6. I’m glad to see the comments fixed! <3

    I feel this way quite often and it is hard to get out of this self-defeating mindset. I used to be so bad, especially when I started college. I would sabotage myself before I even started, telling myself that I can't do it. Surprisingly, I found out that most of the time I COULD do it and even if I faltered a little bit it was still beneficial to me.

    Who knows why we do this to ourselves? :)

  7. It’s so important to be our own biggest and loudest cheerleaders! I have often felt like a task is way too daunting. It turns out that I’m never right about that. Thanks for sharing!

  8. i feel the same way sometimes.. one thing for sure.. never give up! :)

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  9. Funny photos! :) Love the meme too :) #gig

  10. Mmm…thought that you were in my mind…I feel the same way sometimes. He to push it out of my mind and move on! GiG sista Living F.A.B.ulously on Purpose

  11. Yes! BUt I’ve learned you have to push through because you don’t know the outcome if you don’t see it though! I’ve also learned to stay positive no matter what and always count my blessings! (: Your blog is so chic! I love it!

  12. lol cool and funny!

  13. I somtimes have the same thoughts. :) Great post!

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  14. Great pics!!! xoxo Nat #GIGlove

  15. such a lovely post with lovely pictures!

  16. life is hard sometimes but you gotta keep on going and remain positive!
    xo,
    Dee
    http://hautefrugalista.com

  17. Looks like a fun time with family!

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