In a recent blog comment I was asked for advice on how to overcome fear of failure.
Fear of failure can deter people from taking action yet if you never try anything you'll never achieve anything.
In fact, falling on your face can be a good way to learn valuable lessons. Successful entrepreneurs, for example, realize the importance of failing as quickly as possible when launching a new venture because the faster you find bugs and problems, the quicker you can get rid of them.
Trust me I've been here many times and have experienced failure with many ventures and ideas.
Failing isn't easy or fun, but you can't let it dictate how you live your life.
I learned this several years ago when I went back to school, elbowing up to young fresh-faced college student after taking a couple year break.. On some levels this endeavor--which felt daunting at the time--was a challenging task. Yet, looking back I'm now proud of my hard work and how I mastered tough subjects like math and science. Once graduating I started my company and tried many business ideas both in the US and abroad...
My experiences then also prompted me to aggressively pursue a writing career, which is where I am meant to be anyway.
If not for starting, failing, working hard, overcoming, starting over, moving on I wouldn't be where I am today and where I am today is a good place.
So face your fears head on and push forward towards your dreams.
What two action steps have you been putting off out of fear that if you do tomorrow could dramatically change the outcome of your week and progress towards your goals??
Have a beautiful rest of your day!!
lots of love
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