Fear of Failure

Posted: January 23, 2021 in Uncategorized

I wonder how many great ideas were killed by fear of failure.

I wonder how many great lives were never realized because of fear of failure.

I wonder how many great works of art never left the minds of their creators because of fear of failure.

I wonder how many opportunities have been lost to fear of failure.

I wonder how many great inventions never came to be because of fear of failure.

I wonder how many of the world’s problems could have been solved if only people had not succumbed to fear of failure.

I wonder how many people have been lost because what could have saved them was lost to fear of failure.

I wonder how many people are walking around wondering what might have been were it not for fear of failure.

I wonder if God will one day show us what might have been, if only we had trusted Him over the fear of failure.

Today I determine in my heart that the price of the fear of failure is way too high. Today I determine to fail and fail boldly on my way to being whatever it is that my God would have me be. Today I determine that if I fail, I will dust myself off and keep failing until I succeed and I will trust in my God to make use of every one of my efforts whether I see the effort as success of failure.

Failure is one of life’s great teaching tools, because it gives me the opportunity to learn from my mistakes. Failure is not an option in the life of a creative person. It is a necessity, because when we try to do something we have never done before, failure is likely, but it sure beats being stuck in the monotony of doing the same thing over and over again. Realizing that if you do what you’ve always done you’ll get what you’ve always got, trying something new is the only viable thing to do in the face of problems needing a solution. Better to go down swinging than seeing everything as insurmountable. My God is bigger than my weaknesses and if I fail, I determine to fail to His glory.

Today I determine to remember failure is not the enemy. Fear of failure is.

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