If you have a child in your life
Whether it’s your child or someone else’s,
I am sure you’ve experienced that moment
it’s kind of a moment of panic
when the child wants to try something new
something they haven’t done before
the initial reaction of an adult is usually,
“you might get hurt”
“it’s too dangerous”
“what if you don’t like it?”
“are you going to stick with it?”
or something along those lines.
The underlying thought is,
what if you fail?
No one wants to see a child fail or get hurt
But when did we become so afraid of taking a risk?
What is holding you back?
Does your fear of failure,
fear of loss
outweigh what you could gain?
There are a million and one sayings
about taking a chance:
“I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.”
“I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”
“You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”
“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”
George Edward Woodberry
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”
“Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.”
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
Vincent van Gogh
“I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.”
“No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.”
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
“There is no failure except in no longer trying.”
Chose one to motivate you and leap your way to freedom.