Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) is quoted as having said: “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” I sometimes think it would be better not to have so many fears to conquer! But I do appreciate the wisdom of recognizing that conquering fears is key to a full, rich life.
If you’re a work at home mom, or think you’d like to be one, do you think there are any fears involved with that?
Oh, yeah…there can be a big fear factor in “stepping outside the box” to be “just” a WAHM. Will your professional colleagues think you’re crazy? If you have a college education or beyond, what would your former professors think?
Then what about the fear of failure? A home-based business enterprise requires a lot of initiative and, of course, there is risk and the potential for failure.
Or even the fear of success?! (deep topic for another whole post sometime )
Sure, there can be fears in situating yourself as a work at home mom. But, as Emerson posited, the life rewards from conquering those fears are great!!