Afraid To Fail
Imagine what your life would be like if you weren’t afraid to fail. Imagine what you would go after if you weren’t afraid of the judgments of others. You’d be unstoppable! But we can be stopped dead in our tracks simply because we’re afraid of the criticism that comes with failing. We’re also fearful of what criticism does which is to confirm what we’ve always believed about ourselves—that we are less than others. For now, you can hide your poor self-image behind smiles, laughter, and even kindness, so long as you don’t risk stepping out of your safe zone to try something new. So long as you stay put, and avoid risk, you don’t have to worry about being judged for failing. But the end result is that you don’t come close to reaching your potential, nor do you get the better life that goes with it! That’s why we need to overcome basic fears like the fear of failure.