Tuesday, October 23, 2012

First Born Fear

I did a research paper in college on birth order.  I remember finding it fascinating and rather enlightening as I analyzed my own behavior.  The last couple of days I was reminded of that as I realized how I live my life in fear.

I'm afraid of doing something wrong so I just don't do the yard work.

I'm afraid of messing something up so I just don't start the painting project.

But I'm not afraid to do the work of either the above.  I'm much happier to be a worker bee in those situations.  Tell me what to do, lead me in the project, and I'll be your best buddy working alongside you till the very end.  But I can't seem to take the initiative to start and do the project myself.

In many ways, fear rules this first born.


Laura said...

I am fearful too! I go ahead and do things I fear all the time...I started a new guild at our church. The women are great and so easy going...yet I was sick about it all day! I am afraid to call people on the phone...but I still do it. I am not afraid to do projects...because I can do that on my own. It is the stuff with other people that just freaks me out some times.....even though it doesn't seem like it to anyone else. I am the firstborn, too.

Anonymous said...


Jane S.

Anonymous said...

While I am not the first born (I'm a middle child) I feel like I could have written this post. Worker bee - that's me. Please, boss me around, but don't expect me to take charge. :)

Becky W.

Glenda said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one!

Now whose coming to help me with my projects?

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