Fear robs many of us of success, we need to understand the fear of failure and stop making these excuses that are robbing you of success.
We all have known people who have the knowledge, talent, resources, drive and determination, yet they fall short of achieving success.
Many times these people suffer from the fear of failure. They would rather suffer through the same daily routine (even if they hate it), than attempt something new. They would rather not try, than try and come up short, thereby never succeeding.
You will hear them utter these excuses:
- “Its a dumb idea”
- “This isn’t the right time to ________________.”
- “I need to research this more before ______________.”
- “I need to get some things in order before _____________”.
- “I need to__________ have to _______ want to______ don’t want to____.”
One excuse after another about how they would but…..
Probably one of FDR’s most famous quotes is “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
While I believe that to be true, I also believe something a mentor of mine told me many years ago.
He told me that “FEAR stood for False Evidence Appearing Real” which I also believe. If 98% of the things we fear might happen never do, it seems a waste of time and energy to worry about them. After all do you really think worrying about the small percentage (2%) will prevent it?
“High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.” – Robert H. Schuller