What Keeps You Up At Night?

My organization asks its leaders this question a lot in an attempt to help prioritize and allocate resources. But what about at home? What keeps YOU up at night?

For me, it’s an overarching fear of failure. Am I doing a good job at work? Am I a good enough (step)mother? Is my spouse happy? Do we have enough money in case there is an emergency?

My SO thinks I worry too much, and I probably do. But I am my own worst critic in that I want to do well in all I do. And when you want to do well, you worry. If I put on my psychologist hat for a moment, I can admit that I want to please others. I want to be known as a competent person who always delivers. With great respect comes great responsibility, and with great responsibility comes great stress. I know I need to cut myself some slack, and sometimes I do. But sometimes… it keeps me up at night.

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