Let’s take a trip down imagination road and pretend for a bit that we weren’t afraid of anything. We would take on any task and not worry about the fear of failure. This fear of failure that we all have, yes, ALL OF US, is the main culprit in preventing us from reaching and maximizing our true potential. “In a world full of uncertainty, a delicate economy, and countless misfortunes that could happen to anyone, it’s easy to see why most people are inclined to play it safe.” These are words from an inspiration motivated website, and I concur. Many of us have robbed ourselves from achieving greatness because we are simply too scared to take a risk.
I know nowadays many of our leaders make it seem a little bit unwise to take risks but I guarantee you some of those risks you may need to take will in fact prove beneficial in the future. We have persons that wouldn’t be in gainful positions today if they had been too scared to try something new. As a matter of fact, many of the world’s richest individuals will credit their wealth to a bit of bravery.
Reading an article by Heather Finn, she indicated that Mark Zuckerberg once told a group of young entrepreneurs at Y Combinator’s Startup School in Palo Alto that it’s risky not to take chances. “In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks,” he said. Let’s take a look at our favourite R & B sensation, Beyonce, Queen Bey, was terrified of what feedback she might receive after dropping an entire album at once without any prior promotion. If you don’t know in the music industry, not only is that an unwritten no-no, it is a big risk, even if you are Beyoncé.
So if you are in the habit of living on reluctant avenue and you are little scared about taking up new challenges, think about this, what is the cost of all of your prior missed opportunities? Always remember the best way to reduce fear and build confidence is by being proactive. According to a blog dedicated to overcoming fear, when you begin to build your confidence and reduce fear, you’ll begin accumulating experience and knowledge. Start off with small steps and build up your confidence until the fear of failure is manageable.
Go for your goals and don’t be afraid of failing in the process. Use this as motivation to continue working hard and bettering your craft. If at first you don’t succeed, never be afraid to try again.
Have a great weekend ya’ll and God bless.