Just the thought of failure is dark, big and so very scary. It is never easy when things do not work out the way we expect them to. Sometimes it can be years later when the failure occurs or it can happen quickly out of the blue. Each of us has our own definition of what failure looks like. No two failures are alike.
So many times we talk ourselves out of the experience before we ever start because of our fear of failing. What we always forget about is What if we DON’T FAIL BUT SUCCEED? This question get me every time and it feels so much better doesn’t it?
I so admire people who start with the fear of success instead of failure. WOW what a great mindset to create and live it on a daily basis.
F – False
E – Evidence
A – Appearing
R – Real
In today’s world there is so much fear and it is encouraged and highly publicized. Sometimes it is so much easier to give up before we ever begin due to the nature of our fears.
As the above states – fear is – false evidence appearing real – We need to memorize this phrase and repeat it on a daily basis. How many times have you encountered this exact experience? But usually we default to believing our fears and never working through them.
I want to encourage all of you to take a step back when fear begins and take a deep breath and remember the above phrase and try it on for size – how does it feel? Then ask yourself how does success feel? Which feels better fear of failure or fear of success?
While many times things do not go according to our plan but in the end the way things turn out is so much better than we could have ever planned for.
So next time when the fear of failure raises its ugly head, you are prepared to meet it head on and conquer it.
Sending you positivity and love!