We’re all afraid of failure. Sometimes so afraid it stops us even trying.
We let our imagination run to that place of disappointment, shame, embarrassment, that what we set out to do, we failed at.
I get it. I’ve been afraid too. You know what? I regret more every single one of those times I let fear win and I didn’t take the chance.
It’s easy to stay where you are, even if you don’t particularly like it. You may hate your body, you may lack confidence, you may wish you were making positive changes. Yet…
Yet the thought of failure, the fear, is so great, it seems safer not to try.Your comfort, your fear, is a prison. You may fail. But what if you succeed?
Even if you fail, you are not a failure, you’ve just found a way that doesn’t work for you.
Thomas Edison famously said on his attempts to create the light bulb “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
No one this Edison is a failure. We remember his success, although he failed more than he succeeded.
Failure is a part of learning, it gives you lessons and allows you to attempt again, and again, until you do succeed.
What would you like to do?
Why aren’t you doing it? Be honest.
if it seems too big, too scary, find someone that can help you, guide you, support you. A mentor, a coach.
I only ask this: don’t not do it, for your own sake…
I’ll leave you with the words of Teddy Roosevelt and if you feel like you need support on your health journey, reach out. I’m here.
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Don’t be a cold and timid soul. Burn bright. You deserve it.