Do you fear failure? Do you fear not achieving some goal, hope, or dream? Does that fear, in turn, keep you from even trying sometimes? When you think about it, it’s true that the only way you can guarantee you won’t achieve something is to never even try for it in the first place.
It can be easy to view failure as trying and coming up short. However, at least in that process we have the chance to learn something and to grow from it. In my mind, that’s not a failure. It’s a process to improvement and greater strength. So step out and go for it. Even if you don’t do what you originally set out to accomplish, you will still learn something along the way and be taking strides forward rather than standing still. Go for it. You can’t be a failure if you do, because, at the very least, you learn something and grown in some way if things don’t turn out the way you hoped. Then again, maybe they will turn out.
If you fear failure, what do you fear most about it? Do you agree that in trying you can’t really fail?