By Janine Fitzgerald | October 31, 2011
Winston Churchill once said,”Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm”. A prime example of that is the life of Abraham Lincoln who had eight business and political failures in a row before he was elected president. So what is it about failure that is so scary, leading us to a life of unfulfilled dreams? Has the fear of failure ever stopped you from starting your own business, pursuing a new degree, or moving to a different state?
Take charge over your fear by using the following strategies to begin moving towards your desires: first, define success based on your own values. What good is it to get public recognition and respect when your in poor health due to neglecting your needs? Second, ensure that your pursuits align with your true aspirations. Often times children choose a career in order to please their parents, only to endure years of unfulfillment. Third, be willing to learn from the past and try not to label things as mistakes but rather experiences. And last, honestly ask yourself what’s the worst that could happen if you’re not 100% successful. I sometimes find myself worrying about the what-ifs, but when I ask myself that question, I instantly feel more calm and confident.
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