Fear of failure

The fear of failure is becoming such a hindrance on me, on my business, on what I want to create in my life because I want everything to be lined up, everything to be structured, everything to be perfect before I open the door and say “Hey world, this is what I’ve done”. And I can’t do it anymore. I’m blocking myself from creating my own work, blocking myself from being the best version of myself, I’m blocking myself from building the business I want to build. Because I’m afraid of failure.

Isn’t that the most bizarre thing, that I’m so afraid of failure that I don’t want to move? And then I wondered, I can’t be the only one, someone else must be wanting to move in their life too!

What is blocking you in your life?

Is it the fear of failure? The fear of success? Is it just avoiding everything that might actually bring you a piece of happiness?

What is it, that is blocking you?

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What do you need in your life to help you remove those blocks? Is it, to feel good enough? Is it to know you will succeed? Is it knowing that your fear of failure will bring you one step closer to your dreams? Is it to know, that you will be the best version of yourself?

What is it that you’re requiring to know that you can go forth and be the best EVER! For yourself, or maybe in the world, whatever it is that you’re fulling desiring.

For me, it was just putting it out there…to actually open the door and saying who cares. If all I do is put it out there for myself and I’m the only person who listens to my podcast or reads my blog, then that is all I need to do.

But, you might be in a different place. What do you need to feel like you have more balance, more of yourself in your every day life? What do you need?

Design your life assignment
Take a moment this week to write it down and explore. Sit down, create a space in your home/at work/during lunch and really figure out what is it that you need to be able to move forward.

Please feel free to share your discoveries in the comments below!

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  • TanjaMarch 26, 2013 - 7:29 PM

    Very recognizable… Out of fear, we created a safety net: safe solutions,a safe way of letting our lives slide by, a safe income… Calculated and meticulously planned by our brains, to make sure nothing can go wrong.

    Fear of failure shuts up our gut feeling and everything our heart is so desperately trying to tell us. We forgot that we are the ones designing our lives and that we are where we are because of our own choices and actions.

    So my hubby gaves his notice at his job yesterday and we won’t have enough income to make it in Vancouver if our business doesn’t blossom. Crazy stuff, but the gut says: “go for it!” and our heads suddenly stopped calculating, because our hearts are just happy.

    Do we still feel fear? Absolutely, but it’s not the paralysing fear of failure. It’s the good fear when you’re about to jump into the unknown, chasing your dreams. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • LesleyApril 2, 2013 - 8:33 AM

      Congrats to the both of you on going after your dream business! I know you’ve been waiting for this moment! 🙂ReplyCancel