Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
A quick post today; nevertheless a powerful one. Doubts are hugely influential on us. Our unconscious minds can ‘run a muck’ with doubts, as it processes what might happen (and seldom does by the way) at break-neck speed. (See this post: http://stlong.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/worry-not/ .)
No one’s saying that we will avoid whatever we fear will happen; rather, our doubts can make us convinced that we will fail and so we miss out on the rewards that are there for us if we’d ‘gone for it’.
“See what happens!” is something I’m often heard to say. Is something preventing you from seeing what might happen? The rewards are many for ‘going for it’: experience, satisfaction, achievement, challenge, success and probably many more besides. Remember, you’re not what you do but who you are. You are defined by your existence not your achievements (or disappointments). Go for it, live with audacity (not arrogance: that will probably back-fire) and see what happens. Turn it on its head: not so much fear of failure or letting people – or yourself – down but what you’ll achieve. We all want satisfying lives and going for it may well bring satisfaction in ways you will really enjoy. No longer stuck but free. How good is that?
“Won’t this lead to failure? To being let down?” some might say.
Failure? What failure?!…