Don’t Let The Fear Of Failure Be Greater Than The Excitement Of Success
This month my focus will be really aimed at helping people understand the true value of failure, most think of failure as fatal, as if it’s the final nail in the coffin so to speak.
Ask yourself this, what is it about failure that makes you so worried?
That you will feel silly or stupid
That you will feel foolish
What if you actually win, will you feel like an imposter
What you feel others will think about you
The word that should stand out here is FEEL, the way failure makes you feel stops you from taking the necessary action towards the things you desire the most.
But first, remember something, the way you feel is directly linked to the things you think about, so if you think about what others think of you, or if you think you will look stupid, can you see how that will change the way you feel?
And when you feel like a failure, like a fool or stupid there is little chance that you are going to expose yourself to the world.
So the first thing to do is control the things you think about, rather than thinking about the things that you don’t want to happen, condition yourself to think about the results you truly want.
A great exercise to help with this is the use of an elastic band on your wrist, and every time you get those negative thoughts, give it a quick snap to catch yourself thinking and immediately focus on the good again, not the bad.
The next thing to do is understand failure is one of the key ingredients to success, the more you fail the more success you will find. The major reason most people don’t get the success they’re looking for is because the moment they experience some failure they stop.
Look at what you have learnt from the failure, perfect the recipe, get the bugs out and start again. And fail as many times as it takes until you find the path to success, whatever success means to you!
The most important thing to remember is to have fun, people don’t think about you as much as you think they do, fail fast, fail often and enjoy every moment.