Don’t lose all fear, nor pain. Emotions should be part of what fuels you. I believe we do have a choice on what we want to focus on – happiness for example is something that everyone wants more of in their life!
High expectations are something that I struggle with. At times, I’m aware that I get disappointed in myself or other people because I have a perceived expectation in mind already. I don’t set my expectations aside, nor lower them by any means, but I try not to categorize them as good or bad.
When I have an off day (it doesn’t come very often) I try my best to pin point the emotion and figure out what it is that’s really tugging at me. Then,
simply fix it! Its definitely easier said than done, however emotions are manageable. Too much of anything could be damaging.
Really, just be who are and know what you are capable of. Push yourself to the limits, because you don’t know how far you can go until you try. The mind is more powerful than we perceive it to be. 😉