i’ve been researching a few things for the faith + work course i’m teaching at c3 college, and heard this brilliant talk by tim keller on the sabbath.

whilst the content of the whole talk was amazing, what i was struck by was his prayer at the end… where he prayed for “many people who underwork because they are afraid of failure.”

it’s over 24h since i last heard that talk, and i’m still drawn to that phrase.

as someone who does majority of my work at home for various  personal projects, i have to say that it is a constant challenge of mine to concentrate for a full work day at my maximum capacity – and i wonder whether i could be more productive with my time if i weren’t afraid of failure.

for those of you who work from home, what are your thoughts on that?  do you find that you underwork at times because of a fear of failure?