How many times have you stayed with the familiar solely because it is familiar?
It doesn’t matter if the situation or the relationship no longer supports your growth, the fear of failure paralyzes you from moving forward, even when you know better.
We tend to label everything. We place judgments on our actions, on our relationships, on our careers, on ourselves, on our lives. Failure is a judgment. It is an opinion, belief, or conclusion we have formed about something. Dr. Wayne Dyer had an acronym for FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real.
When we recognize that WE are the only ones that stand in the way between us and our dreams, we can overcome our fear. By courageously following our hearts, our truth, we become who we desire to be.
Look at failure as an attitude. The next time you are afraid, acknowledge your fear, face it. Don’t dismiss it. Tell yourself I cannot fail; I can only produce results. The key lies in how you interpret those results. What will you do with them?
Perception is crucial. Like Henry Ford said: “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” If you believe you will succeed, you will see opportunities. If you don’t, you will face obstacles. It is up to you whether you see something as a blessing or a burden. Which will you choose?
“You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt