Do You Wait for the Other Shoe to Drop?

Do You Wait for the Other Shoe to Drop?

Business had been brisk, very brisk. Then, for a few days, it was quiet and I began to worry. I mentioned this to a friend who had recently experienced this in her business. “Yes,” she commiserated, “we seem to have more faith in failure than we have in success.”

She was right. I’ve noticed that when things are going well often I will find myself waiting for the other shoe to drop. Yet when things are not going so well I’m never looking around expecting something great to happen. My Discouraging Voice during the bad times whispers–loudly, “things will never get better!”  But my Encouraging Voice is quiet during the bad times and the good times.

Can you relate to this? Do you have more faith in failure than in success?

How much do we need to shift this belief in order to reach the tipping point? If we had 51% faith that success would continue and 49% in the inevitability of the return of failure would that create the shift? It seems to me an important question because I am convinced we manifest what we believe deep inside.

I believe awareness of the problem is 90% (at least) of the solution so we’re close to finding it. Do you have more faith in failure than in success? Do you ever find yourself waiting for the other shoe to drop?

Photo Credit: Micah Ogle

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About The Author


I am passionate about writing and community building. I’ve written a book about healing and happiness, The Happy Place, as well as a Community Building book, Sounding the Drum: Community Building in the Digital Age, now available at any Amazon store. I’ve been through life changes that I thought were the end of my world, but I’m still here. I never know what will happen next. Isn’t that what makes life interesting?