Tag: Failure

Why You Must Believe In Your Talent

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Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

“At first I wasn’t sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it.”- Gordon Parks

It is easy to focus on what we are not good at. But you are good at something. Focus on what you are good at. Do what you are good at. Follow what you love. And do not do what you don’t like. Above all, you should never reduce yourself. Never!

You have the talent to do anything. You can do anything that you want to. You have what it takes to do it. Don’t discourage yourself. You must change your thinking. If you don’t change your thinking, you are not going to be able to change your life.

If you want your life to change, you must fill your mind with love thoughts, not fear thoughts. Fear is there, but do not let it stop you from achieving your dreams. The choice is always yours.

Why You Fear Failure

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Photo by Anete Lusina

No one likes to fail. You are not alone. But failure is part of life. Whether you like it or not, you are going to fail. It is going to get worse before it gets better. There is no overnight success. You are not going to master your work overnight. If you want to grow, if you want to conquer your fears, don’t rush the process. Because it takes time to learn something. Don’t expect things to turn out right the first time. It is not going to happen. If you expect it to work out for you the first time, believe me, that is a losing strategy. It won’t work. Just give yourself time to do your thing. Things are not always going to work out perfectly the first time. Instead of beating yourself up for not completing your work, why not give yourself credit for even trying it. Respect failure. Respect the process. Because everything takes time to do, especially when you are doing it for the first time. If you want to change your life, from now on, you must change your meaning of failure. Failure is not failure. It is a way forward. Because you cannot grow without failure. That is what separates the successful ones from the rest of us. They are not afraid of failure. You shouldn’t be afraid of failure. Do not fear it. Use failure to move yourself forward in your life. When you fail, live it. When you fail, ask for help. Do not be scared to ask for help. Celebrate it when you get it. Help is healthy. It is life. When you make mistakes, fix them. Own them. Do not blame anyone for your mistakes. Instead of blaming other people for your own error, celebrate yourself for knowing what you don’t know.