You’ve heard that “The road to success is paved with failure”, right? Do you believe it? Do you welcome failure or avoid it? If you fear failure, it’s time to get over it.
Fear Inhibits Life
To inhibit your progress due to fear is to feel that pain far more than if that thing feared came true.
I used to be afraid of flying. I had a friend die in the ValuJet airplane crash in the Florida Everglades in 1996. I grew up around small plane aviation. But this… I relived my friend in this horrific crash until it escalated into a full-blown fear of flying.
It’s possible that the intensity of stress around that fear shaved some time off my life. It certainly gouged my enjoyment of travel and also hindered the enjoyment of those close to me, concerned about my pain.
Then I finally realized that all the years of anguish around flying were far longer than would be such a death. It was time to put to rest that fear. In other words, the fear of the thing—whatever it may be—is a longer, slower sentence of distress.
The road to success is paved with failure.