Monday, February 14, 2011

Fear of Failure


Sometimes we dream big.  Sometimes we dream small.

Then again sometimes we are so afraid to fail that we don't dream at all.
(No ryhme intended- really)

We're afraid of failure. We're afraid of what others think. And we're afraid of the pain that comes with disappointment.

Cuz it hurts. Man Oh Man does it hurt.

It can feel safer not to dream. To shove those dreams down into some dark place where we can pretend that they don't exist.

But when we do that we go through life, but don't feel ALIVE.

What if we looked at failure as an opportunity to grow? As a gift.
Because that is exactly what it is, a gift. But it hurts. Yes, yes it does.

Those are growing pains.

If we don't succeed at our dreams it doesn't mean that we've failed. It means that we've learned. We've learned a hard lesson. So that's good. When we learn we grow. Our true self is being shaped and molded, we're becoming who we are truly meant to be.

The only real failure is the failure to accept the gift that we are being offered in our failure. If we don't get anything out of our failure then yes we've failed. Missing the opportunity to grow is the only real failure.

So let's keep dreaming.