Combating Fear (Part 2) - Fear of Failure

At some point, you are going to fail. It may be messy, it may be painful, and it may be one of the best things that ever happened to you.

The commonality between failure and success is that both require an attempt on our part. Failure indicates a challenge addressed, a dream chased, or an idea executed. Failure signals past hope, and although the outcome was less than desired, at some point we believed enough to try.

Many of us are so afraid of failing that we miss the key step of starting. We abandon our boldest, wildest and most extraordinary dreams for scenarios that are never guaranteed and situations that have not even happened yet. We trade courage for safety and suffer deeply for it.

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

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