This is the year that I’ve elected to expand my career and take on some new ventures.

Terrible timing, right?

To me, the atmosphere feels perfect. I feel released from the usual burden of self-doubt and potential proof-of-inadequacy.

I figure that as I hit all the inevitable struggles and missteps and setbacks that surely lie ahead for me and my new projects, I’ll have the awful economy to blame them on!

If some (or…gak!…ALL?) of my bright new ideas fall flat? Well, hey, I’ll be in good and plentiful company, one of the myriad of good folks out there who are working hard, trying like crazy and still going broke.

So, perversely, this lousy economy is making it feel safe for me to take some big risks on some exciting projects I haven’t dared attempt….

Until now!

Does anyone else feel this way? Is anyone else out there emboldened by this terrible economy of ours?

photo taken inside Grand Central Terminal, NYC

 


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    Last reviewed: 6 Oct 2010

APA Reference
Cousins, L. (2010). Gaining Personal Courage from This Lousy Economy. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 23, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/always-learning/2010/10/gaining-personal-courage-from-this-lousy-economy/

 

 

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