Rain and the Fear of Failure

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Forty Two]

Photo by Glen Carrie on Unsplash

Psychological resistance is the phenomenon often encountered in clinical practice in which patients either directly or indirectly exhibit paradoxical opposing behaviours in presumably a clinically initiated push and pull of a change process.

While I’m not currently actively involved in a clinical practice, I *AM* working with a life coach right now – specifically, I have initiated my own push of a change process.

I will be out standing in my field.

But first the news:

Examples of psychological resistance may include perfectionism, criticising, disrespectful attitude, being self-critical, preoccupation with appearance, social withdrawal, need to be seen as independent and invulnerable, or an inability to accept compliments or constructive criticism.


As much as I want to unpack this NOW NOW NOW, I also have procrastinated on writing the opening of this post ALL DAY. And now it’s bedtime. And I LOVE to get up at five. So I’m letting this go for now, but I’ll probably process things while I sleep.

And let you know in the morning.

Of course, I might also have dreams about oranges that you harvest like potatoes, so who knows what’s going on in this brain of mine.

Either way, this is what’s on my mind.

What’s on yours?





One response to “Rain and the Fear of Failure”

  1. […] To get an idea of where I am these days, when I woke up in the night with pain behind my eye, before it blossomed into a full blown migraine and after inhaling 1000 mg paracetamol, I thought, “Damnit, is this another level of psychological resistance?” […]