The idea that you have a fear of failing is bizarre.
That you’re not doing something because you fear failing.
That you’re not building your business.
Or launching your product.
Or doing what needs to be done.
Because you fear failure.
If People Stopped Out Of Fear Of Failure…
Then nothing would happen.
If we all have an inbuilt, innate, fear of failure, then none of us would be here.
No baby would attempt to walk out of fear of falling.
No child would attempt to read out of fear of not understanding.
No explorer would explore.
No artist would create.
No builder would build.
If we naturally feared to fail.
Fear Of Failure Does Not Exist
It is not something that occurs in humans naturally.
It is not a standard trait.
It is something that is learned. Taught. Made up.
No child fears No baby is scared.
Until we tell them they are.
Fear is Learned
Fear is taught.
Fear is a narrow, singular point of view – of a thing, a situation, an experience, a scenario.
It’s driven by one perceived negative consequence in an infinite sea of possibilities.
It’s an idea of one scenario that might make you feel bad.
That none of us ever thought about, until someone told us to.
You Had No Fear
As a child that chose to walk.
Or a toddler that chose to speak.
You had no fear until your mother or father said…
No! don’t step there. Or, don’t say that!
And never told you why.
You ere fear-less. Until someone told you not to be.
And So It Begins
The reasons why NOT to walk, or NOT to say.
Rather than why to forge forward…
You might fall. You might trip.
People might be offended. People might not want to hear.
The reasons why NOT to do or say or even BE who you really are, start to creep in.
Layer on layer on layer.
And None Of It Is Even Yours!
The reasons for not walking or talking.
The fear of what might happen.
Are not yours.
They’re not from your personal experiences, or lessons, or observations.
They’re reasons that belong to somebody else.
Who got it from someone else before that.
Trying to protect you from something that they never even experienced them selves.
But a “Fear” that someone before them taught them to had.
There Is No Such Thing As A Fear Of Failure
It’s just a random belief that someone told you to have because someone told them to have it too.
It doesn’t help you, and it doesn’t help them.
So why hold onto this imagined fear of failure that does not even exist.
The only way you can really know if you’re actually going to fail.
Is to do it anyway and look and see.
And like a baby walking …if you fall but get up again, and keep going until they stand.
Like a toddler talking… who stumbles but say it again until it sticks.
Did you actually ever even fail?
As long as you keep going until you actually succeed.
Can you ever really fail?
So what is there to fear?