Most people will have a fear of failure in some form.
In fact, anyone who has ever achieved and accomplished great things….
has had more than their fair share of failures.
The problem is that what most people see, or choose to see, is only the success.
But in order to achieve success, you must also accept that failure is a possibility.
The fear of failure will always hold us back if we are unable to rise above it.
When people experience fear, their first response is… “how can I get rid of it?”.
The problem with that is, you are responding to fear out of fear.
You are adding more fuel to the fire.
Ultimately it’s not about getting rid of the fear ……
….it’s about rising above it.
When I was younger, my first job was as a paperboy. Along the route there was a house on a dark leafy street that had a huge guard dog. This dog would hear me coming down the street and it would run up to the gate barking and growling with its fangs out…. drooling! Jumping all over the fence that stood between us. I would be so terrified, that the hairs would stand up on the back of my neck!! I would throw the paper and run.
At the end of the paper run I would return back to my street and pass by this big house with this tiny little chihuahua. Every time I would ride past the fence it would run up to the gate barking and growling with its fangs out…. drooling! Jumping all over the fence that stood between us. Just the same as the big guard dog.
But this time, I was UNAFRAID.
Because it was a tiny little chihuahua!
And … although it had the same behaviour and characteristics as the big guard dog, it was so much smaller.
You see, that’s the thing about fear…
When we have fear it embodies us, it’s like the big guard dog, growling with its fangs out.
But when you rise above the fear, the big guard dog becomes the tiny little chihuahua…..
It doesn’t go away… you just become bigger than it.
The fear will still speak but it doesn’t embody you.
It doesn’t consume your thoughts or worse, influence your decisions or hold you back.
Many may know the acronym of FEAR as, False Evidence appearing Real.
But my favourite acronym of FEAR is ….
Face Everything and RISE
Forget Everything and RUN.
Because when you face everything and rise ….. you are rising above the fear.
So, how do you rise above the fear?
To rise above the fear, you must connect to something bigger than you…..
Your purpose, Your why, What you stand for.
You then begin to realise your true infinite capacity, your true infinite power….
You find the real you.
The BIG you.