When people tell me “they know I’ll be successful” it bothers me.
Coming from one person it is a compliment that I love because people usually don’t say this too often.
The issue is when I start to hear this from multiple people. To me this complement puts so much pressure on me, it makes me feel like if I am not successful then I am letting these people down.
What I’m trying to do is not let it bother me, and I’m doing this by being okay with failure. If I fail once it doesn’t mean that I am not and will never be a success. Being okay with failing is hard though because it goes against everything that we’ve been taught.
I’m waiting for my first big failure and I am sort of looking forward to it.
As the sticker on my laptop says “fail ’til you succeed”.
**so feel free to keep complimenting me, but be okay if I fail**