You cannot succeed in fighting your fear if you keep running away from what you fear. If you want to succeed, you must first fight what you fear. You must first “trample your fear beneath your feet.”
Nadia Comaneci said, “I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid, I run toward it because the only to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.” Success is not without challenges. If you want to succeed, you must embrace your fear. You must fight your fear by doing what you are scared of. Don’t let what you are scared of stop you from achieving your dreams.
Fear is real. But if you want to move forward in life, you must conquer your fear. It is not going to be easy, but it is doable. Remember, if you fear something, that thing is worth pursuing. Successful people face their fears, and their fears disappear. If you have the gut to face your fear, you can achieve anything you want in life. You can live the life you are created to live.
Take care of your fear, and your fear will leave you alone.
People are not doing what they were created to do because they don’t want to make mistakes. They don’t want to be seen as incompetent or incapable people. Mistakes mean different things to different people. Is a mistake really a curse or a blessing?
People don’t learn, grow, and expand, because they
are scared of making embarrassing mistakes. If you want to discover new things,
if you want to change the status quo, if you want to experiment, if you want to
grow, if you want to do what no one has tried, if you want to be different, if
you want to do great things, you must embrace mistakes. The art of making
mistakes is not a curse, but a blessing. It is a blessing, not a curse.
The art of making mistakes is best thing that has
ever happened any of us. If you embrace mistakes, you will have the courage to
do new things. You will have the courage to learn, unlearn, and relearn.
People who are doing well in their various careers
are those who love to play with making mistakes. They love making mistakes.
They know with mistakes come new ways of doing things- new ways of thinking,
new ways of solving problems, and new ways of looking at new things.
If you love growth, if you want to reach the top
of your career, you MUST embrace the art of making mistakes. If you want to
learn, expect to make mistakes. It is okay. If you are not making mistakes, you
are not learning. You are probably playing it too safe. Learn how to make
mistakes. If you want to, start with the small ones, the ones that will not
cost you and your organization a fortune.
Embrace the art of making mistakes, and you will
continue to grow.
If you want to achieve success in life, don’t let your dream go. Stick to your dream. Dreams are what keep us going. Everything starts with a dream.
What is your dream? What are you planning to achieve in the future? How do you envision your life tomorrow? It starts with a single dream.
One thing is to have a dream. Another thing is to keep it alive. How do you plan to keep your dream alive?
To keep your dream alive, you must do what it takes to breathe air into your dream. You must stick it in your mind. You must think about it everyday. You must be consistent with your dream. Don’t say you want one thing today, and tomorrow you want another. If you keep doing that, it will take time for you to realize your dream. Marcus Aurelius said, “If you don’t have a consistent goal in life, you can’t live it in a consistent way.” You have to know what you want before you even call it your dream. Don’t waste your time pursuing a dream that is not going to survive. Pursuing the wrong dream is like not having a dream. If you plan to achieve something, let it be what is within your reach.
To bring your dream to reality, you have to do whatever it takes to get it done. Dreams come with obstacles. It is not going to be easy for you to get it done, but you can get it done. If you fail at it the first time, get back up and start fighting for what you want. Carol Burnett said, “When you have a dream, you have to grab it and never let it go.” If you really want your dream to come true, if you really want your life to change, you must do whatever it takes to make it happen. If not, it is just a dream.
Making your dreams come true starts with you. You have to believe in yourself- in your skills, determination, perseverance. Harvey Mackey said, “When you have a dream that you can’t let go, trust your instinct and pursue it. But remember: real dreams take work, they take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you are willing to do that.” Dreams come with a price. If you are ready to do the work, to pay the price, to make yourself uncomfortable, to get out of your comfort zone, your dream will come true. Until you make that decision- the decision to succeed- it is just a dream.
Sometimes to make things happen, we must put them in front of us. We must work on them every day. We must think about them every day. We must talk about them every day. We must live them. Marcus Aurelius, the great philosopher, said, “Stick to what’s in front of you- idea, action, utterance.” I will add: “Stick your dream in front of you.” When you stick it in front of you, you will never stop thinking about it.
Remember, everything starts with a dream. What is your dream?
Obstacle is the way to success. If you want to succeed in life, in your relationships, in your business, embrace obstacles. You cannot succeed in life if you keep avoiding obstacles. Only the small-minded people want to succeed without facing obstacles. I hope you are not one of them.
Obstacles are in your way for a reason: to make you a better thinker. There is happiness when you overcome obstacles. When you overcome one, it does not matter how small, you will feel good about yourself. You will want to fight forward. It builds your confidence. It makes you stronger.
Whenever you face or run into obstacles, don’t run away. Stay with them. Think about them. If there is no way forward, change your strategies, change your path to your goals. Don’t quit. You can still succeed. It will take a little longer to get there, but you will get there.