Wednesday

What's Holding You Back?

Some of y'all commented on this back in May. I wonder if your answers would be the same today? Hmmm.

*I don't usually do reposts, but some reviews are good to do. Here's an opportunity to assess if you have changed in this area.





Everybody wants more. More money, more house, more car, more love, more patience. Maybe not all at once, but you want something. All I want to know is what is it that you want and tell me, just for the record, what's holding you back?

26 comments:

nikki said...

fear of success. i've been working on a book for the last year and i've been unable to really devote my energy to it because i'm afraid it will be good and then there will be the demand for me to equate it, to always put out a top notch product. the motivation for writing changes from self-enjoyment to pleasing the public. i enjoy writing and don't ever want to be in a situation where i feel i have to write for someone else. it's kinda why i don't want that many folk reading my blog.

Mega Rich said...

Hey nikki, thanks for stopping by. I'm withholding commentary. This post is just a drop it like it's hot type of thang.

Shai said...

Fear of failure. Will I be able to maintain all I have when I get it?

JustMeWriting said...

dag Nikki...that's a big time problem...that goes right with shai's fear...those are amazing.

I'd say the thing I want right now is money to fix up my house...what's holding me back is time and the will to do whatever it takes.

Dave said...

Fear. Fear of acceptance.

Mizrepresent said...

This is crazy...and i'm working my butt off to get over this...but i also have this fear of success...and it's twin sister, fear of rejection....i am finally making some ground by sharing my writing and going for it, although i'm shaking in my books. Nikki and Shai, if you all need backup, someone stand by you as you take those necessary steps to success, i'm here.

Girly_Girl said...

I have a fear of losing my essence, or my originality. I work hard to keep my mind current--which is difficult when you are a wife and mother.

YAZMAR said...

ANd hello to my next city neighbor....never been to your side of the blog world..nice spot!!

CapCity said...

I'm afraid of this blogosphere. LOL! I started blogging to get over the fear of sharing my words with unknowns and getting feedback. Since I've started blogging I spend WAYYYYYY too much time here & need to get back to work on my projects to be published - but, for real, it's been great - met some amazing people here:-).
I agree with everyone, but am FEELIN' GG's dilemma of staying true to who I am. When my publishing life expands - my desire is to be one of those 'quiet', under the radar type of greats like Ms. Bev Jenkins who can continue to maintain a life. But if it's God's will for my work to get to the 'cult-like' level of Calvin & Hobbes, I'm ready to take his road & just bow out & live off the remakes!
Oh, what's stopping me? Did I say the amount of time I spend blogging & commenting? LOL!

Mega Rich said...

Yazmar, welcome. I've seen you around my daily jaunts. It's great to have you. Come back any time.

Shai said...

I am with ya CAP. I did not get into the poetry treat/workshop again this year. I know I need to learn different styles of poetry on a formal level, I just don't want to melt into what others think I should write just to get into a program. Also, I am outside the box at times and to confine me would feel like stifling me. It is about a delicate balance.

Ced.It/Meant.It said...

I fear selling myself short. Most of my life, I've downplayed some of my talents to avoid jealousy and unjust accusations of boasting overconfidence. Now, I'm doing ME. Still, I hear today the same little voice that told me to turn down my vocabulary and thought when talking outside a classroom when I was a child. I just pray to become stronger at turning the volume down.

Mega Rich said...

@CED -- turn it up loud, it's music to the ears bruh!

MsJayy said...

What's holding me back quite simply is ME. I have the duality of the fear of success & fear of failure. Of not being "heard" which is a throwback to my childhood that I'm trying to throw back for real.

GeckoGirl said...

Nothing is holding me back. I have all but one thing (not a material thing but a goal) that I want and I'm steadily making progress. Sometimes I feel I'm not getting there as quickly as I could but slow and steady wins the race, right.

Mega Rich said...

I have to remember that slow and steady thing. Sometimes I get impatient.

Sheliag said...

One of the things I want is to see one of my books made into film. What's holding me back? It's not happening as fast as I would like. If I could get the project into the right persons hands is the only drawback; but I'm working towards that so it's just a temporary obstacle.

Don said...

Good post. I never used to let anything hold me back. So I pretty much think I have only myself to blame for why things are.

And since nothing and no one else can ever hold me back, I look forward to the very day where I accomplish whatever I set out to do.

Ticia said...

Hmmm.. I am holding me back... instead of doing some work/research... I am watching tv - talking on the phone....being lazy--

I want a new job--a new house....a new man (LOL)... I want it all!!

Sojourner G said...

Self discipline.
Weakness.

Mizrepresent said...

I want love. The real thing. What's holding me back? Fear of losing my freedom, again.

I want success, on all levels. What's holding me back? NOTHING!

NOW, that's a change from 5 months ago.

MysTery said...

That is so crazy! I just wrote a blog about this!! Lol! Anyway my answer is fear.

Shelia C said...

Peace
A Divorce

Mega Rich said...

@sheilag -- try the play route, I hear it's a lucrative business. Then TV may be next.

Femigog said...

Woo! Had I read this back in May I might have burst into tears Brother. I was my own worst enemy until I realized recently that I have enough external enemies and that I could let that job go.
Fear of success is a big one! Like Nikki said, what If I have to constantly produce same level of quality? Now I just throw myself into the mix, do my best every time and try to look confident when I dont feel it!
I am taking risks I havent taken since I was in my 20s, the fear is still there but I keep moving in spite of it.
Good post!

CapCity said...

There is NO Failure,Only Divine ReDirection!~ Chin-Ning Chu

Five months ago i wouldn't have thought that...i would've thought it was something i was doing wrong. I'm learning to praise me more for EVERYthing i do and embrace The Creator's timing for everything in my life.