There is something about failure that is discouraging and frustrating. Something about it that causes you to think twice about your decisions, to move forward with hesitation, to always look over your shoulder when you think you may be going in the wrong direction.
There is also something about failure that is motivating and inspiring. Knowing that there is room for improvement, that you are just that much closer to achieving what it is that you are looking for, and knowing that you actually have the confidence in yourself to take risks.
Believe In Your Dream
All throughout life, there are going to be people who are going to doubt you. They are going to tell you that you aren’t good enough, that you don’t have what it takes to achieve your dreams, that your dreams are foolish to pursue in the first place, and that you should do something more meaningful with your time.
The thing that you, I, and everybody else needs to remember though, not everybody needs to believe in your dream, but you do.
As long as you believe in your dream and all that you are capable of achieving, nobody can stop you from achieving the things that you want to achieve.
Life is all about jumping into the unknown and trying new things. Sure, at first it may be uncomfortable, but everything is uncomfortable when you first start doing it. Over time, however, you adapt to changes until they become normal.
Remember that time that you first got on a two-wheel bike? You were probably scared out of your mind at the thought of falling over and scraping your knees. How about the first time that you got behind the wheel of a car? You probably stayed in the right lane and went five miles under the speed limit to avoid any dangers.
The more you did both of these things, though, the more comfortable you became. Eventually, both riding a bike and driving a car became second nature. You could probably do both blindfolded if you had to. I mean, I wouldn’t recommend doing that, but you could.
You developed the necessary skills required to do both of these tasks effortlessly because you repeatedly embraced failure each and every time you did one of these tasks. And because you embraced failure repeatedly, that’s why you were able to succeed.
What’s the point of taking this trip down memory lane? It’s to show you that all success first comes from embracing failure and taking the risk on yourself to pursue your dreams. Without embracing failure, there is simply no chance that you will ever be successful.
You Will Always Wonder
It doesn’t matter if anybody else believes in your dreams or not. Quite frankly, your dreams aren’t their dreams to pursue. You need to be willing to believe in your own dreams whether others believe in them or not. You can deal with setbacks, with failures, and with misfortunes as long as you still believe that you can overcome them. But if you stop believing in yourself or never even give yourself the opportunity to achieve your dreams, then you are only going to be wondering what could have been.
Every person who you have ever looked up to has got to where they are in life because they took a chance on themselves. In some way or another, they pushed themselves out of their comfort zone to be the person who they are today.
You need to do the same. If you are not living the life that you want to be living, then you need to start taking the appropriate steps to live that life. Whether it’s with a job, with a lifestyle, or with a relationship, you need to take that chance on yourself. If you don’t, you will never know what could have been.
Life Is About Taking Risks
I know it’s a lot easier said than done, trust me, I really do. At the end of the day, though, who cares? Who cares if you fail? Who cares if you fall flat on your face? Who cares if you get rejected a million times over and over again? At least you are giving yourself the opportunity to create your own reality, which is something that can’t happen unless you take risks on yourself.
Those who play it safe are the ones who will spend their entire lives wondering “what if.” Regardless of failure or rejection, those who take risks are the ones who create their life instead of allowing others to do so. Those who take risks and keep failing over and over again until they get it right, they are the ones who will succeed.
Every day, do something that is going to push you out of your comfort zone. It’s not going to be easy, but the more you push yourself out of your comfort zone, the easier it will become over time.
The longer you wait to start taking chances on yourself, the longer it is going to take you to start living the life that you have always envisioned for yourself. We can sit and ponder all of the different outcomes could be, but until we learn to embrace failure, then we will never know what could have been.
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