If you want to grow, you can’t avoid failure. You are going to fail. If you are not failing, you are not growing. The problem is that people want to succeed, but they don’t want to fail. They don’t want to make mistakes. They don’t want to take risks. They just want to remain where they are. If you keep doing the same thing, you will keep getting the same results. To face your fears, you must do what works. Don’t do things that are hurting your life. Don’t stick with things that are not working well for you. Stay away. If something is not working, don’t stick with it. let it go. It is okay to fail at something. If you don’t want to fail at something, you will fail at everything. It is okay to fail. If you are not failing, or you haven’t failed in your life, you are playing with yourself.
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”- Paulo Coelho
If you fail at something, take action to change it. If you cannot change it, then try something else. Waiting for the perfect time is not going to help you achieve your goals. There is no such thing as a perfect time. The perfect time to do something great is now. If not now, when are you going to do it?
Steve Maraboli writes, “Your life is a reflection of many choices you have made at the innumerable amount of choice-points you’ve crossed.” Life is about choices. Don’t worry about the bad choices you have made in the past. You can’t change the past, but you can change your future. You can change your future by paying attention to what you are doing right now. What you are doing right now is shaping your future.
You can change your life today. Don’t let your bad choices hold you back. Don’t let your past mistakes hold you back. If you want to change your life, you must change yourself. You can change your life by taking advantage of the opportunities around you. “Don’t sleepwalk through your life”. If you delay yourself, the opportunity will not be there for you. If you want to catch it, you must wake up. You must not sleepwalk through life.
Once you have made up your mind to pursue something, don’t think too much about it. Because if you spend your entire life thinking about it, you will cripple yourself. Once you know what you want for yourself, for your life, for your family, then make your decision and then do it. Don’t wait. Don’t wait for the perfect time to do something. There is no such thing as a perfect time. If you want to do something, if you really mean it, do it today.
If you want to get something done in your life, you have got to do it yourself. You have got to follow your path. You have got to do your own thing. Allen Ginsberg said, “Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” If you wait for someone else to do it for you, you are going to wait forever. Make up your mind for yourself. And you will get what you want.