Fear of failure haunts the best of us. This fear freezes us up, it cripples our ability to take action. I could tell you that the best way to overcome fear is by holding your breath and jumping right in. Or I can demonstrate to you how to overcome fear of failure naturally, by knowing without a doubt that you can not fail. Not because you’re perfect, but because you are right.
We fear failure because we don’t believe that we can succeed. Deep down we may even not want to succeed. Often, this is because we subconsciously know that our actions are not aligned with our true purpose. We question our motives and the very philosophy of our life. We are not being honest with ourselves.
The people who believe they are moving toward their destiny, have been known to overcome insurmountable odds to achieve their goals. When you understand your purpose, and are moving toward it, it doesn’t matter if you succeed or fail at this particular time, because you know that in the end you are doing the right thing.
To reach that point, you must be brutally honest with yourself. You must go out on a limb to question your life. To discover your purpose.
Trust Your Intuition
Discovering your life’s purpose is everything. It’s terrifying and magnificent. It’s a rebirth. It’s your ultimate understanding of yourself. And it’s never too late. When you know what your likes and dislikes are, you already have an idea of your purpose. Of what your life’s meaning may be. The trick is not to give up on who you are.
It’s Your Life
You may have a comfortable life. You are settled in, and you feel safe. Your life rotates around a predetermined set of rules. You do what’s expected of you, you don’t disappoint your loved ones and your colleagues.
But you may have noticed that something is lacking in your life. The things that made you happy in the past don’t bring joy to your heart anymore. The colors aren’t as bright, the music doesn’t stir the spirit, and your heart doesn’t soar each morning to greet the new day.
If that’s you, I challenge you to question your life. I challenge you to set aside the conventional, the ordinary and the mundane. I challenge you to look back at your life and remember what happiness meant to you in the past. To remember the dreams and inspirations you once held dear.
In the movie Matrix, Morpheus tells Neo: “You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”
Here what’s going to happen. You will either brush this off and go on with your life, or you will get out of your comfort zone and embark on a great adventure. You’ll either continue living an ordinary life, or you will realize that life is a precious gift not to be wasted.
When you live a purpose filled life, nothing can derail you. Even bad days don’t seem so bad. Destiny itself paves the way for you to follow. Following your true purpose gives everything you do meaning. It makes your life right. You can accomplish things that you never thought were possible. You are supported by a pair of invisible wings. All you’ve got to do is to make up your mind.
Let’s face it, failure is a part of life. There is nothing we can do about it. In fact at times, failure is life’s natural correction process. It may be the Higher Power telling you that perhaps you must still understand or accept something before you can move on. But when you believe, when you know who you are and what your purpose is, then even if and when you do fail, you’ll never be afraid.
Live well. Vlad