“It’s better to have tried and failed than to live life wondering what would’ve happened if I had tried” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
I have found that most of the time, the things we fear the most are the things we perform the best at; after we’ve broken through the fear that is.
We often times get scared of situations before even getting into them. We fear getting heart broken and so stay away from relationships, we fear failing in business and so we end up not starting it at all. As Sven Goran Eriksson once said “The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” This is so true!
As Les Brown, a best-selling author and renowned motivational speaker, stated in his book, Live Your Dreams, “everyone of us was born with just two fears – the fear of loud noise, and the fear of being dropped. All other fears we learned!”
We’ve all in so many cases let our fears get the best of us. But that doesn’t have to be our stories forever! Even if it had been in the past, we have the power to make a change today! No great inventor or business man having let his fears get the best of him would’ve been able to invent anything, or have the adjective “great” attached to them.
Everyone today celebrates the achievements of successful men like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, Julian Robertson, but no one ever considers what fears they must have had to conquer to make those investments that turned their lives around.
I don’t know about you or how you feel, but I know I’m tired! I’m tired of being held down by my fears. I’m tired of letting my fears make life decisions for me! I want to be in charge of my life. I want to be able to try what my mind tells me is going to work. And if for some reason it doesn’t work, I want to be able to try it again and again until I convince myself it’s never going to work!
So if you’re also tired of your fears robbing you of life’s best, here’s a little challenge for you:
1) Figure out that thing you’ve always wanted to do but your fears have been stopping you from doing
2) Go do it!!
And needless to say, we – your folks at seeds in words- will do the same. Let’s kick fear’s behind together!!
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