Have you ever struggled with a weighty sense of failure, a belief that no matter what you try, you’ll make the wrong move?
Have you ever found yourself feeling uncomfortable in a group, thinking: I don’t belong with all these happy people. I’d like to cheer up, but I’m just tense and miserable. Wish I could be like them … ?
If so, dear friend, you are not alone.
I could talk about our current survey all day — 58 of you have filled it out as of this writing! — but I’ll just share these findings:
53 out of 58 respondents (91%) report measuring their self-worth by their productivity and accomplishments (or lack thereof) on any given day.
And 46 out of 58 respondents (79%) report considering their mistakes or misunderstandings not as learning experiences, but as indications of their failure as people.