In a society focused on achievement and success, the possibility of failure is often minimised or denied. Nevertheless, the very nature of a competitive society is that success can only be attained by a few.
Most of us will stumble and fall in life. Doors will get slammed in our faces, and we might make some bad decisions. But imagine if Michael Jordan had given up on his dream to play basketball when he was cut from that team. Imagine if Richard Branson had listened to the people who told him he’d never do anything worthwhile without a high school diploma.
Think of the opportunities you’ll miss if you let your failures stop you.
Failure can also teach us things about ourselves that we would never have learned otherwise. For instance, failure can help you discover how strong a person you are. Failing at something can help you discover your truest friends, or help you find unexpected motivation to succeed.
Often, valuable insights come only after a failure. Accepting and learning from those insights is key to succeeding in life.
Your fear only goes as deep as your mind allows it. This means that you are in control.
Life is essentially risky. Your boss can fire you tomorrow and the car you drive in can hit another car that can claim your live. Instead of protecting yourself from the possibility of future pain, you should rather enjoy life to its fullest now? Stop holding yourself back. Life is full of experiences, opportunities and chances that are yours to claim.
Playing it safe is settling for mediocrity. By not following your dreams, you are robbing yourself and the rest of the world of your unique greatness.
Failing at something gets you one step closer to what you want. By taking action, you differentiate yourself from the majority of people. You also gain insight and clarity that can bring you closer to your dream.
Failing at something doesn’t mean that you are a failure. It means that what you tried didn’t work.
Playing it safe is settling for mediocrity.
Fear of failure can paralyze you, it makes you play small in life and keeps you in desperate situations, and stops you from living the life of your dreams. You are robbing yourself and the rest of the world of your unique greatness when you live in fear of failure.
Each mistake we make teaches us something. Before finally succeeding with the light bulb, Thomas A. Edison said, “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Prosperity is EARNed!
Joshua C Ngoma