I once read a quote that got me thinking and gave me a new perspective about using “fears” properly, and that is “Don’t fear failure rather; fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today”. This got me thinking about a lot and I want to share some of my thoughts with you.
For various reasons, some people remain in same place, make no effort and stick to the familiar. This can be termed as the “comfort zone”.
However, there’s a danger associated with this and that is external influences will have authority over them. These influences can shape their lives as it so desires. As earlier stated, this could be due to various reasons; however, this post is for those whose reason is “Fear of making mistakes”.
Be careful what you fear. .The fear of doing nothing, achieving nothing and becoming nothing should be way bigger than the fear of making mistakes. Making mistakes is simply a means to an end. It’s like a path that leads to a desired end and I am yet to see a man on a journey that fears the path that will lead him to his destination. I challenge you to dare, try new things, make effort and break off from the familiar. It’s not so difficult; it’s all in the mind. You have nothing to lose; yet so much to gain. In making mistakes, you can discover who you truly are, learn how to forgive, grow and evolve etc.
So go out today and ask that girl out, if she says no then you have learnt one way not to ask a girl out. Start that new business, if it fails, then you have learnt one way not to cripple a business. The lessons are endless but you will never know if you remain in the comfort zone due to fear of failure.
Quote: “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing” – George Bernard Shaw