The fear of failure is the biggest impediment to success because it prevents us from taking risks, and going our own way. For this reason, overcoming it enables us to fearlessly lose ourselves in opportunities, hence increasing our chances of achieving success.
I believe we can easily overcome this fear if we know where it comes from, as it’s always easier to deal with a problem after knowing its causes.
With this in mind, today I will provide five reasons why people fear failure.
A Limited Mindset
Our limited mindset is the key reason why we fear failure. We don’t believe in second chances.
We have this limited mindset that life often offers us one chance, and therefore, we trust that we’ll never get another opportunity if we fail. Little do we know that opportunities are like buses, there is always another one coming.
The Need for Perfectionism
Another primary cause of the fear of failure is perfectionism. Today, everybody wants to appear perfect in the eyes of the society, and therefore we don’t want to fail in anything because we think that failure might jeopardize our sense of perfection.
School made us believe that it’s not okay to fail because teachers punished us for failing to achieve good grades. This institution made us fear failure and have a negative perception of it, hence resulting in us growing up into adults who still fear failure.
We Fear What People Will Think/Say About Us if We Fail
Most of us fear failure because we are mainly concerned with what others will say/think about us if we fail. We fear that the society might classify us in the ‘failure category’ in case we fail.
Nobody wants to appear as a failure in the society. We all want to be respected, and we know that people might look down on us, and say bad things about us if they witness our failures.
We don’t believe in ourselves
Another primary reason why we fear failure is because we don’t believe in our abilities. We don’t believe that we can succeed, and we don’t trust that we can rise from failure.
I also used to fear failure, but now the fear is gone because I realized that I can’t succeed without failing. Besides this, I studied many successful people, and I realized that most of them failed terribly before succeeding. Therefore, it dawned on me that for me to achieve success, I must embrace failure.
Furthermore, I erased the fear of failure by realizing that I am connected to a Higher Power. Therefore, failure won’t put me down for long because I possess the power to rise from it.
Just like me, you can also stop fearing failure by realizing its importance and knowing that you have the power to convert any form of failure to success.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough – Og Mandino: American Author
Thank You for Reading. Be Blessed
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The Top 6 Powerful Meditations of the Unbounded Thinker
I love spending my time meditating on life, and I often note down the thoughts that pop into my mind while meditating. Today, I’ll welcome you into my meditations by sharing some of these thoughts with you.
1.Meditations on Thoughts
The first thing that created everything was thought. Creation could not have happened without the ability to think. Our thoughts can thus create worlds, and we should master them to ensure they only create good worlds for us.
2.Meditations on Infinite Intelligence/God as Our Father and Mother
As the mother, she is constantly providing all creatures with everything they need to survive, and as a father, he hardens all creatures by giving them challenging situations that force them to grow into their full potential.
3.Meditations on Suffering
We suffer not because of our experiences but because of our thoughts regarding our experiences. A thoughtless person – if he exists – seldom suffers because he focuses on the awareness of the experience instead of what he wants or doesn’t want about the experience.
4.Meditations on The Lack of Inner Peace
We seldom attain inner peace because we are always thinking about the future. We never relax and focus on the now. When we focus on the now, we’ll attain inner peace because the present moment is always okay.
5.Meditations on the Intuition
Ancient folks knew many things without researching. They knew about poisonous, medicinal, and edible plants. They knew about the stars, energy fields, the third eye, how our emotions affect the body, and so on.
Their primary source of knowledge was their intuition. We, the modern people, have lost our intuitive powers because we over-focus on acquiring material possessions. This focus results in attachment to our possessions hence causing emotions, such as fear and worry, which suppress our intuitive abilities.
6. Meditations on Our Short Term Existence on Planet Earth and What We Must do About It
I just realized that time is flying. Soon we’ll all leave the earth and allow other souls to experience the physical universe. Soon, our bodies we’ll decay, and we’ll be bones. We’ll be gone forever, and we’ll never experience our current life form again.
For this reason, we must appreciate all our moments and everyone in our lives. As well, we must use the only opportunity we have to exploit our physical powers and live to our full potential.
These are some of the things I often think about when I am alone. I believe deep thinking is more reliable in providing us with enlightening knowledge than reading books written by mainstream historians, scientists, and philosophers, whose main aim is to drown us into delusions and prevent us from knowing the TRUTH.
The Statistics of the Dead and Why I Choose to be Grateful
If more than 150,000 people die every month, and today none of your friends or family members is dead, then you have a big reason to smile.’ – Sadhguru, Indian Mystic.
Before falling in love with esoteric philosophy, I used to be sad and angry about nothing. My focus on material possessions and the social status prevented me from noticing the infinite blessings I had.
I worried about not having more possessions than my friends, and I was angry at life because some people – who I thought were happy – despised me. This crap ended after I stumbled upon the above quote, meditated on it, and researched about the world’s death rates.
I discovered that more than 2,000 people die every day in car crashes, and about 1 million people die in road crashes every year. Besides car crashes, more than 2.5 million people die from diseases every year, and in total, about 40 million people die every year.
Moreover, I realized that the world has lost about 30 million people from January 1st, 2019 to July 15th, 2019.
These statistics enlightened me that more than 5,000 people die every day, and therefore, more than 10,000 people mourn every day. It then dawned on me that I am a blessed person who must be happy every day because all my family members are alive.
Again, the death statistics reminded me of how stupid I had been: I always worried about lacking replaceable material possessions instead of being thankful that the most precious people in my life were alive. People who are more willing to help me than the rest of the world
I thus shifted my focus from worry to being grateful for the amazing irreplaceable people I had; the only magnificent beings who can go out of their way to help me.
For this reason, I smile every day when I wake up in the morning and fail to receive death news about my family members. I know I will lose my loved ones one day, but in this period that they are alive, I know I have a BIG reason to be happy and thankful for the mysterious grace that keeps them alive.
May the Infinite Intelligence bless all your family members, and enlighten you about their importance in your life so that you love and be grateful for them.
May Peace of Mind be With You.
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