Failed. There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don’t you ever say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don’t you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There’s something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.” Movie: The Adventures of Tintin | The Secret of the Unicorn

I think we’re all prone to negative thoughts from time-to-time. Some more than others.

Self doubt. Uncertainty. The fear of failure.

Perhaps progress is slow when we’re trying to lose weight. We hit a plateau or actually reverse a couple of lbs and think, “What the heck?”

I’m an incredibly positive person on the whole. Whilst I think of myself as a realist I probably err on the side of optimism.

Yet being somewhat of a perfectionist means I can get a little down if the high standards I set for myself are not met.

Not depressed. Just a bit frustrated with my poor results.

As one blogger recently pointed out:

“Negativity sucks away energy.”

Yet another blogger goes on to explain in more detail how:

True positive thinking is not the absence of negative thoughts.”

Of course if you can commit to something as a third blogger did then you’re well on your way to achieving your goals.

So would you call yourself an optimist, a pessimist or a realist? And does the fear of failure stop you from starting something let alone finishing it?

Kim | 75.1

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