Is the Fear of Failure Holding You Back?

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. I’ve never seen the need to make any because I typically strive on a day-to-day basis to “fix” whatever needs to be fixed or work on whatever I feel needs improvement. But this year, I see the need to make several New Year’s resolutions.

I’m on the brink of turning thirty and something deep within me is yelling, “Get your sh** together!

But in order to do that some things need to change.

I never realized how much I played it safe. Go the safe route. Take the safe route. Better safe than sorry.

Yeah, and where has that gotten me? Nowhere.

I sat in the middle of the floor  in my bedroom today and balled my eyes out.

A decision that I want to make. Should I or should I not? I looked around and realized that I had no one to call. I did, but I shortly came to the realization of why I needed to call someone. Validation.

Validation is not always a good thing. In fact, I’m almost certain that it’s a bad thing when you’re almost thirty years old and still looking to others for them to help you make your decisions or for them to help you feel okay with the decisions that you make.

At what point do you stop playing it safe? At what point do you stop looking to others for them to be happy with your choices? At what point do you make a decision to invest in yourself? To believe in yourself? At what point?

You see, the fear of failure holds us back. The fear of failure keeps us “safe.” But the fear of failure also keeps us bound and keeps us in a place where we never grow. It keeps us in a place where we can never see our true strength– a place where we can never see our full potential.

At what point do you exchange fear for faith?

The time is now.

#faithmoves 2016

 

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