Sometimes it’s so easy to forget to be free. Afraid of failure, we keep doing the same things over and over again. It’s safe to stay in our comfort zone. This results in being stuck in the same place where everything becomes dull and boring and we agree that we do not have exciting lives to live.
It takes courage to step out of that comfort zone. We should try to experience new things, we should say yes to things that makes us happy and we should challenge ourself to overcome that fear of failure. Yes, sometimes we will fail, but then we learn to get up again. Yes, we might take some risks, but then we learn to do it right the next time we try. Yes, we will get rejected, but we learn from that too. See where I’m going? We learn from failure, in order to succes.
Stephany Garber once wrote in a book (Caraval) “Do you always focus on what we will be giving up rather than what you’ll be gaining? Some things are worth pursuit regardless the cost”. It’s a beautiful quote, that has this hint of truth in it, don’t you think?
Often we quit before we start something, because we are afraid of failure. If we let go of those negative thoughts of failure, we’ll have less pressure of doing everything perfect. Somehow we think achieving for perfection is the right way. But that is an illusion, because nobody is perfect. We compare ourselves with others all the time, and the people we are inspired by, often compare themselves with others. We should stop comparing ourselves and accept who we are. We are the ones who can change ourselves. So let’s try to let go of the fear of failure and be free.