It’s not in our nature to want to let anyone down, but our circumstances have to fit for us to achieve our goal without putting ourselves at emotional or physical risk.
We must understand our limitations and ask ourselves whether what we’re trying to achieve is something we may achieve. It’s not that given time we won’t achieve our goal if that’s what we’re working towards, but where we know others are relying on us, but who are still being supportive, we still pile the pressure.
We want others to think we’re capable that we can repay the trust they have in us, by getting the job done. On a personal level it’s easier because the pressure isn’t there, but when it comes to our work, we take things personally as if we’re the incapable ones, but that’s not true.
Wind forward and you’re looking at a different you. With more experience and a new-found confidence through the process, you’ll get the job done. And perhaps that’s the point. Age and vantage point will always bring us through. We need time to work through the process.
And where others put their trust in us, we will come through even stronger. But as others come to expect us to work through the process, they must give us time. It’s a process that always needs time. They need to be supportive.