Saturday, February 9, 2008
My title comes from something that my Mom used to say to me when I was a young adult. She would tell me that my brother Daniel and I were both afraid of succeeding and that's why we never tried new things. It made me angry when she said that, but that's usally a sign of hearing the truth, isn't it? So what things am I afraid of succeeding in? Well, one of them, I think, is interpreting for the Deaf. I've attempted more times than I can count to become fluent in American Sign Language, but every time I get to a certain point, I chicken out and stop. I don't know why it is or what it is exactly that I am afraid of, other than what my mom said - success! Do you find that as bizarre as I do - that someone would be afraid of success? Are you one of those people? If so, I'd like to know that I'm not alone.