We have all dreamed and attempted to achieve those dreams. At one point in our lives, we have tried to become something or create something and we have failed. Failure is a part of life, a consistent factor in achievement and how quickly that achievement comes will depend on how you react to the failure that you face. It hurts to fail, and the quicker you can overcome that fear of failure, the sooner you can move forward.
“Knowing is not enough, we must APPLY. Willing is not enough, we must do.” ~Bruce Lee
How many times in your life have you thought you had it all figured out? The secret to wealth, fame, and fortune was all yours and all you had to do was accept it. Yet somewhere we stop short of taking action on our dream, as we allow our potential to float away like a solitary red balloon floating away on a summer breeze. It fades slowly into the sky and leaves behind nothing but the smokey emptiness of what might have been. It is time that you took responsibility for your own life and what becomes of your dreams because without your choice to apply yourself and dedicate your complete being to making your future the place that you want to live in it most likely won’t happen. Personal development is all about taking concentrated, motivated actions toward your goals.
An individual’s greatest power is that they have the ability to analyze a situation, determine if it is beneficial to them and then taking action to enhance the current situation or to move in a new direction. Taking action is a necessary factor in any success story.
Fear is so ingrained in our society that sometimes it is difficult to even recognize it anymore. If you are like me then it is time for you to get onto common ground with your fear and face up to it.
So you have a goal in mind and you feel it just might be your passion. It is right there in front of you like the low hanging fruit on a tree. All you have to do is reach out and pluck it and it is yours.
Yet you don’t reach, you stand or sit and just watch the fruit as it hangs there tantalizing your senses. It is often fear that stops us from following our passions and for me most often I have found fear to be a huge barrier to doing what I want. What is it that I am afraid of?
In all that we do and all that we try to accomplish, a person has to learn to deal with fear. Fear comes to you through a voice in your head, warning you to be careful how far you stretch yourself, or to watch out for the things you do, the thoughts you think and the ideas you express. This voice in your head discourages you and minimizes your efforts and talents, all in the name of safety and comfort. One of the most freeing things I have learned is that fear is a liar. It lies to you about almost everything and choosing fear is going to lessen your experience and stop you from achieving anything of consequence.
Which is worse, failing or never trying?
by Jonathan Hilton
Nobody in their right mind would ever set out to fail, because accomplishment is what people have been programed to strive for. Yet I look at our society and I see a significant fear of failure in the eyes of most. It has been bred from our earliest school days, “Do what we tell you and succeed” , “Never try something your not sure of or you might fail.” I think that history is full of people who have seen their share of disappointment and failure. Yet these initial setbacks worked as a springboard to future success. Failure is never fatal, quitting is. Why is it that our educational systems seem to fear failure so?