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
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My Top 10 Favorite YouTube Channels That Will Make You Wise As Fuck
I love YouTube and I thank Jawed, Steve, and Hurley for founding it because the platform offers an endless number of enlightening channels created by people committed to making you wise.
Here are my favorite YouTube Channels that will make you wise as fuck.
I’m addicted to this YouTube Channel because it has many short videos that inspire folks to curve their own path. Besides this, it also explains enlightening ideas by the Greatest Thinkers such as Carl Yung, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Socrates in a simple way. For this reason, I believe just watching a few videos from the channel will make you wiser
Subscribers – 307k
Those who have read my book: Awaken from The Deep Sleep and the Hidden Truths section of this blog know that I love writing about the Elite and hidden history. The Crow House is responsible for making me inquire more about hidden history because Max Igan provides information that will make you doubt the history you were taught in class.
Max Igan informs viewers how ancient human beings were able to create things we can’t create today, and why he suspects that some people are hiding true history. He also enlightens people how some people are controlling the world, and how we can break out of their system.
Here’s one of my favorite videos from the channel – Why Are They Hiding History?
Subscribers – 144k
My love for uncovering the true history of humanity has also made me love Mystery History as it shows you evidence that shows the true history of humanity. I can’t explain more about the channel because I just subscribed to it, one week ago. However, the few videos I have watched on the channel have made me ponder about a lost but extremely intelligent civilization that once lived on this earth.
Subscribers – 385k
Alux is a wonderful channel for both luxury enthusiasts and self-help addicts. The channel can make you want to be rich because it shows you the most expensive hotels, mansions, cars, etc. It also provides wonderful pieces of advice that can help you live a prosperous life.
Subscribers – 1.7M
Illacertus summarizes books about power, seduction, and strategy in a magical way. It has a good narrator and wonderful instrumental background music that will make you feel relaxed while watching the videos. I loved how the channel summarized Robert Green’s book The 48 Laws of Power.
Subscribers – 353k
The Art of improvement is a wonderful YouTube channel with short animated videos that aim at helping you succeed. It makes enlightening videos about productivity, creativity, and many more self-help ideas.
You must be very open minded for you to believe anything on Woodward TV. The channel discusses about the possibility of some people controlling us, ancient civilizations, ghosts, aliens, space, giants, the Hat Man, and many more mysterious topics. I love the channel because, besides its cool instrumental background music, it allows me to suspend all my beliefs for a moment and dive into wonderland.
The School of Life is a self-help channel that discusses almost everything about life. The channel provides advice about love, relationships, sex, emotional intelligence, philosophy, the harsh realities of life, and many more things in short clear videos.
Subscribers – 4M
Lilou Mace TV shows Lilou Mace interviewing various people about success, sex, relationships, their spiritual beliefs, angels, and consciousness. I mainly love this channel because most of the videos have enlightening spiritual ideas.
Subscribers – 144k
I really really really love watching wildlife documentaries because animals amaze me and enlighten me about the fundamental truths of life.
Recently, I stumbled upon The Secrets of Nature and I loved it to death. The channel has wonderful short clips and wildlife documentaries that will make you discover the hidden secrets of nature.
Do you want to be wise? Check out these channels and you might become the God of Wisdom. Anyway, I welcome you to comment about your favorite enlightening YouTube Channels in the comment box below.
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Discussing Osho’s Concept: ‘Astrology: The Science of Cosmic Oneness.’
Astrology: The Science of Cosmic Oneness is a chapter in Osho’s book, The Hidden Mystery. I fell in love with this chapter because here, Osho provides deep insights into astrology. I love astrology because it reminds me of the many mysterious things about the universe.
Anyway, in the chapter, Osho introduces astrology by claiming that its fundamental laws originated from India since astrological calculations require mathematics which uses digits that were invented in India. He then proceeds to provide the following enlightening ideas.
- Human Beings Are Connected to The Stars
The Sumerians realized that human beings are related to the stars because the stars are responsible for disasters that strike the world. Chijevsky, a Soviet Scientist, gained interest in this idea, and after studying it he realized that nuclear blasts that occur on the sun (the biggest star) cause wars on our planet.
It’s hard to either accept or reject this idea because it’s also hard to either prove or disapprove it. However, the idea might be true because everything in the universe is connected, and maybe this connectedness is what causes the changes in the solar system to affect our planet.
- A Human Being Becomes Sick When He Fails to Be In Tune With The Musical Harmony in The Solar System
There was a certain musical harmony in the solar system when you were born. This harmony affects your health all your life, and living out of tune with it results in sickness.
I think this musical harmony is what we refer to as the Zodiac sign, and Osho believes that to be healthy, we must live in alignment with it.
- The Moon Affects Us.
If the moon greatly influences the water in the ocean, and the proportion of salt in the water in our bodies is similar to that of the salt in the ocean, how then can we firmly conclude that the moon does not affect us?
The moon affects human beings, and many studies have shown that various phases of the moon affect insanity levels. Many ancient societies also believed that the phases of the moon affected people’s behavior. The movies also try to indirectly tell you that the moon affects us. Have you watched in movies how the full moon makes some people turn into werewolves? Just Open Your Eyes, and You Shall See.
- All Animals (Including Humans) Have an Intuitive Source.
Many studies have confirmed that animals can sense climatic changes and impending disasters. Birds usually know when it’s about to snow, and some domestic animals know when it’s about to rain. In Japan, there is a bird which flies away 24 hours before an earthquake. We also have this intuitive source that most of us can’t access because we rely so much on our intellect.
I firmly agree with Osho because studying history made me realize that all animals including humans are intuitive but we humans, lost our intuitive abilities because the modern society became so obsessed with intellectual advancement. We focus on analyzing, researching and critical thinking instead of depending on our gut feeling to understand the universe.
- The Future is not Uncertain
According to Osho, the future exists in the present, and so, we can know our future if we open the window of the present moment. Osho believes that ignorance and lack of knowledge about this idea are what makes us believe that the future is uncertain.
I don’t know what opening the window of the present moment means, and therefore, I ask for your assistance in determining what Osho meant.
“Astrology declares that if by divine grace we can come to know the whole, then the future as such will not exist. But because we do not know the whole – we know only a small fragment – what we don’t know becomes the future.” – Osho
Hope you enjoyed today’s article. Anyway, before I write ‘thanks for reading’ I would love to provide you with a nugget of wisdom. Recently, I realized that only the open-minded people can become wiser. Therefore, never dismiss any piece of information just because it appears delusional.
Remember, the universe is miraculous, and there are many delusional things about it. And for you to understand the universe you must welcome any piece of information and use your gut feeling to assess its validity. Your gut always knows the truth, it is your connection with the universal wisdom.
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