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DarwinianSelection
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Thanks for the advice!

I’m thinking that now that I’ve got the diagnosis and a good chance of being able to manage it properly (at last!) that I should be in a good position to go into work that I’m actually passionate about.

I suppose I’ve been stopping myself from doing that for a range of reasons that will be painfully familiar to most on this forum – fear of failure, fear of disappointment (as in, worried that what I’ll go in to isn’t what I’m hoping it will be), and worst of all, a fear that by going into something that I care about and failing, that I’ll somehow damage my chances of ever succeeding in that field.

Does that last one make sense? The concern is that, given my track record in the workplace, going into a field and stuffing up will somehow ruin my passion for that field, or destroy my reputation with everyone else in it, so I’d be better off working in a field I don’t really care about and if I fail, then it’s no big deal.

Of course, that’s a very negative way of dealing with things, so I’m hoping that with a few good management skills (and possibly medication) that things will start to work out.

Thanks again!