Hey everyone, I hope you had a great week and here’s this weeks round of questions.
The way it works is every week readers submit their answers to the questions in the comments section along with a question they would like to see next week. You can choose to answer as many of the questions you’d like. I understand sometimes a question can be sensitive in nature and one wouldn’t want to answer it. Commenters are also encouraged to share their blog so readers can find out more about them.
Thank you for supporting this project and I hope you enjoy reading and taking part!
David chimes in with:
Do you think you are afraid of success?
Today, I see myself as successful and I am grateful for everything God has given me. I define my success by the simple fact that in all aspects of my life I choose to do what I do. Lets put it this way, tomorrow isn’t a guarantee and I would like to look on the positive side of things. I’d like to think, with every day, I live and breathe success.
I can see how one can fear success in its most used definition. Fame, Money, Wealth. I would imagine it’s more of the fear of the attention that comes with success. One would be in the “Public eye” so to speak. Once there everything you do can be criticized or mocked. Afraid of this? I’m aware of it and I see it as a price that must be paid along with “success.”
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Josh checks in with:
Have you ever been too embarrassed, insecure or worried about how a post will be received to post it on your blog? What and why?
Every single time. I’ve gotten better as time goes on but for me, it’s always there. For example my first blog post Why do we Blog? – I woke up the next morning wanting to take it down. I guess it’s that little voice of doubt that whispers in the back of your mind. I usually counter back with self-talk and I get over it. I imagine it as a never ending battle between doubt and hope. I’m thankful hope always wins.
Check out Josh’s rock climbing adventures!
And one from me,
What is one of your happiest moments in life? Why?
It’s odd having to answer your own question, isn’t it? Here’s one I can share. For my profession, you need to take a “board exam”. Now if I didn’t pass this exam my prospect for finding a job would be slim to none and I’d have to wait a good amount of time to retake it. If you haven’t been to an official testing center, imagine a room where each person is in their own little cubicle, there’s dead silence and you are being watched by a camera. I remember sitting in the exam room, taking the test and thinking to myself “Oh…I’m gonna fail..”.Even though I finished the exam, I rechecked my answers over and over again. It’s one of the tests where you are able to get your result the instant you clicked submit. And I dreaded seeing the word FAIL. Then the moment came when I gained the courage to submit. “Click.” The letters on the screen were P A S S. My reaction, priceless. I instantly jumped off my seat and gave out a silent YEAHHHHHHHH!! with a clenched fist in the air to boot. The security guy through the window was laughing and gave me a thumbs up. That moment I’ll never forget.
Till next week!
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