“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” Benjamin Disraeli
I used to get paralyzed with fear in the face of any load of work.
Suffering from crippling depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and severely low self-esteem, I’d find so many thoughts battling me, making it hard to take action:
What’s the point of starting if you know you won’t finish?
You’re just going to waste your time putting in all that effort when you get rejected at the end.
Think about how much time that’s going to take! What if it’s all for naught? How stupid will you feel?!
I know many people who don’t suffer from depression and, yet, still struggle with those same thoughts. It drives them to procrastination and anxiety, and may even keep them from achieving any of their dreams!
I have changed a lot since those voices ruled my headspace…
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