Welcome to the One Word At A Time Blog Carnival – this week’s word is: Disappoint.
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The idea of the carnival is simple. We pick one word every two weeks and all write a blog post inspired by that word. It’s fascinating to see the range of different trains of thought that can come from just one word.
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Who Cares What Others Think?… I do!
I think I care what other people think just a little too much.
I’m turning thirty seven in a couple of weeks and yet I still constantly worry that I’ll do something and disappoint my parents.
I know. Crazy, right.
Christmas, Valentine’s day, Mother’s day, Easter, birthdays, in fact every time gifts might be given or exchanged, I worry. I worry that I’m going to disappoint the recipient of my gift by not getting one that’s ‘good’ enough.
Writing blog posts, designing websites, even making my kids’ lunches I worry that I’m not going to be good enough – that what I do will disappoint.
It makes me wonder… do I care what other people think too much or am I just diligent and caring?
Personally I prefer to think I’m too diligent and caring but the truth is probably the opposite.
So I’m looking forward to reading all of the other posts in this carnival on the word ‘disappoint’ to try to get some perspective and I hope you can do the same.
Frankly, worrying about disappointing others all the time is NOT healthy, I’m sure it’s not.
Or is it?
What do you think?