Let Fear Be The Ignition That Starts The Engine

Have you ever allowed fear to stop you from doing something? I know I have; if I look back at my life, every time I regret not doing something, it’s always the same reason no matter the circumstance – FEAR.

Fear of;

  • Not being good enough
  • Failing
  • What other people will think
  • Pain and suffering
  • Not being in control
  • Success
  • Intimacy

Every single one of the above has influenced at least one decision during my life. The crazy thing is, the fear seems so ridiculous in hindsight. This makes me wonder if the majority, if not all our fears are ridiculous.

If I could go back in time and make the decisions again I’d feel the fear, tell myself I can handle whatever happens, and do it anyway. Which begs the questions why don’t we do the same with our current fears?

Not doing something I want to do today, because of fear in this moment, will lead to my older self having the same scenario to deal with. When I could just take the advice I’d give my younger self and use it RIGHT NOW!

Assuming we’re not talking about jumping off a cliff or, another life and death scenario;

Let fear be the ignition that starts the engine.

Don’t let fear to stop you from designing your own life.

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Are you a failure? 

I fail every day. Most of time it’s small things – tying my shoelace, not saying sorry quick enough, leaving Windows mucky.

Every now and again I’ll fail big time – buying an unprofitable business for £50,000 without having any knowledge of the service being offered. Big boo boo!

I believe failure is an important part of success.

Why failure is important!

Most believe failure is something scary that should be avoided all costs. Some people dodge taking risks altogether to reduce their exposure to failure – I know I was brought up by two.

In order to succeed and realise your goal, you are going have to take calculated risks at the very least.

Taking risks stretches our comfort zone until it expands to a point where we are comfortable with the action we are taking. To put it simply taking risk forces us to grow.

Occasionally the calculated risks will not work out and failure occurs. This is when we learn the most. Failure gives us experience, if the same situation occurs again we can handle it better.

Sit back, relax and enjoy

Take a look at the video below. It was sent to me by my sister Amy. It describes failure perfectly.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post and journaled 3 points of value!

Thanks again for reading and I’ll see you soon.