I have always said many people will not start a new endeavour for fear of failure. They are unable to take steps in dealing with fear. You need courage to start because you need to have courage enough to fail, to fall flat on your face, to lose something precious, to lose what you have. But without starting you will not succeed. So, be brave enough to fail, because only then can you succeed.
Yet here I was standing on the first step of success, and fears were overtaking me again.
Fears are strange bedfellows. They keep us safe in times of genuine need. But they also keep us stuck. They keep us bound. They keep us from reaching too far, they keep us from reaching our potential. And when we start achieving some level of success they come again and try to confound us again.
Dealing with Fear?
The first step is always to know what you want. Being very clear on this enables us to create a desire that builds commitment and creates drive. Desire brings action and helps get us moving.
Desire and commitment are the first stages of fighting our fears in my eyes, closely followed by awareness. We cover our inability to drive change with lies, excuses and our amazing capacity to keep ourselves busy. Often at the very expense of what we really want to be doing. And often we do this because our doubts have been fed by our fears.
Taking those first steps always takes courage. A courage that comes from a bravery you may never knew you have. It’s bravery fueled by desire and commitment to achieve what you want. I wanted to write a book, so I started writing. But that simple step took courage. But I am glad I took it
Do you have the courage to fail?