The Fear Of Failure
“There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”– Oprah Winferey
We’re terrified at the thought of failure. We want to avoid it at any cost. It feels pathetic to put years of effort into something and get zero results.
Those who have failed multiple times in life can relate to me. We abuse, criticize and insult ourselves for not being good enough. We start hating ourselves for having low intelligence and poor I.Q. It reflects on our faces. We feel sorry for ourselves. When we look in the mirror, it’s a disaster. Our reflection in the mirror makes fun of us. Even if no one in the outside world says anything to us, we feel shame and guilt in the inner world of our heads.
We avoid taking risks. We start leaving our desks to do something that gives us instant gratification. We don’t want to face the fear of failure. We don’t want to lose money and prove that we’re wrong again.
The difference between quitters and winners is that one takes the road of escapism and another the path of struggle. It’s not that winners get everything free of cost, or they’re lucky. They pay a heavy price before getting any significant success.
Winners show up to do the work whether they like it or not. Irrespective of multiple failures, they stand up for themselves and start writing the same story they left somewhere in the past. It becomes a habit, and one day, this habit starts paying out both in materialistic progression and spiritual satisfaction.
We’ve 24 hours to spend on anything that we like. We can keep crying about our failures or start working again on our dreams and goals. I don’t know whether you’ll achieve success or not, but I know that you’ll feel happy and satisfied that you did the homework for success.