Fears are something that can keep us away from achieving our dreams; and, among the fears that most people have, it is the fear of failing that can prevent us from moving forward or trying out steps to bring ourselves closer to our goals.
We all have fears of failing, and it is often brought about by a lot of different factors. Although it is true that we do have such a fear, what sets successful persons apart from those who are not able to achieve their goals is the fact that they move on and take a chance despite having apprehensions.
Several individuals fear failure not just because they have made mistakes in the past, but they are also afraid of what others would say if they fail. Some people may feel that if they try and fail, their friends and relatives may think little about them.
On the other hand, there are also persons who fear committing a mistake, since they think that it is just a waste of their time. Furthermore, some may think that they could not handle the pressure when they fail.
These reasons are sometimes used by certain individuals just so they would not have to go and attempt something new. In fact, there are people today that would say they are happy and contented with the kind of lives that they have, just so they won’t have to come up with new ways to achieve greater things.
To see if you have been keeping yourself from trying certain things to achieve your dreams, one of the things that you can do is to answer some simple questions.
Have you failed in attempting to achieve your dreams lately? How many times have you actually tried to achieve one of your major goals in life? If you failed after trying, is it something that is really very hard to live with? Or, is it more regretful when you won’t try at all?
When you prevent yourself from trying out something that could bring you closer to your dreams, it can actually make you wonder later on about what could have happened if you took a leap of faith. Even if there is a chance of failing, trying is definitely better than not doing anything at all.
If you are not able to achieve your goal after trying, you won’t have to say that you failed. You can just say that you miscalculated something or made a mistake, and you can always give it a try again but, with a different approach.
If you ask a lot of successful individuals, they would tell you that failure only happens once you give up on trying to achieve your dreams. Why?
Because many successful person tried and stumbled down a lot of times before they are able to realize their biggest dreams. Making mistakes or failing, if you really want to call it that way, is part of the whole process of achieving something big. It is there to make us stronger, and to teach us very important lessons in our lives.
It does not only make us aware that we are doing something wrong, but it can also help us become the best that we could be.
So, what are you waiting for? Take the plunge and give it your best shot.
As long as you have gathered enough facts about something that you are going to try doing, and you believe that it is a step that can bring you closer to your dreams, then it is definitively worth the risk.