Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Thoughts on Fear and Failure
Quote of the day:
And the things that we fear are a weapon to be held against us. -Ian Rush
It used to be that one of my worst fears was that of failure. The inability to capture things as they are, to try and not make any headway, to start something and not finish it, to fall short every time that I aspired for something. This used to be a definite fear of mine while growing up. In school, it was the fear of failing exams after studying hard, and a thousand and one other fears of failure. Looking back now, its easy to see that failure can often be a learning process.
History consists of those who failed before they succeeded. Of men and women who toiled over and over again, who subjected themselves to the elements, and had to contend with social rules and expectations. They kept going nonetheless. Like a car with worn out tyres, nothing could stop their determination. Now its clear to see that there is nothing wrong with failing. We live and adapt to things around us, we each have personal pursuits but will only accomplish a handful if the fear of failure stands in the way.
The frustration of letting yourself down, and others can certainly knock the wind out of you, and we've all experienced that feeling at some point. In the end it all comes down to how you manage your emotions, with the people around you, with life itself. Knowing that its fine to fail, to retry and adapt, to quit and start all over...rebuilding yourself piece by piece.
The universe is filled with constant energy. Roving and mingling with everything. It is right inside of us too. And awakening to this fact, realizing the effects of the human mind, how far imaginations can go, how swift our inadequacies and accomplishments take form. In life we undergo many tests. And when you learn from these failures, you have not really lost anything in the end. And that is indeed a beautiful thing.
Peace. Love. Light*
Current Listen: Stevie Wonder -Superstition