The following quotations touch on the very important topic of fear of failure. This is one of the most common fears that stops us from getting things done. Our minds seek for us to feel safe and comfortable, so if a new idea, task, project or opportunity comes along, it is likely that we will tell ourselves a story that things could go wrong and something bad will happen that will make us feel uncomfortable. Often, it is just this story that stops us from moving forward. It is also worth mentioning that fear of failure is a real thing – what we fear might actually happen! The key point is that if the worse thing does happen, it can be used to make us stronger for the future.
Please take a minute to read the quotations and consider them:
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” Seneca.
“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” John F. Kennedy.
“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that amaze you.” Les Brown.