” In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”
By: Bill Cosby
I think this quote says a lot. Fear of failure keeps people from doing so many things. The worst part of this is that by letting your fear of failure control what you do, you may never know the pleasure of doing what you love. I did not say that everyone else will love what you do. What I am saying is to pursue what you love in spite of what people think. Maybe your dream is to play in a band or be a stand-up comic. There are plenty of ways to pursue that dream. Want to be a ballroom dancer? Go take lessons. No one said you had to be a professional ballroom dancer. Do it because you love it. How does that saying go? Dance like no one is looking.
Don’t let what others think stop you from doing what you love. Me? I am a horrible dancer. But I dance because I like it. My view is that I dance for me. Let people laugh. I am doing what I love. Can those who are laughing at me say the same? Maybe they are wishing they had the courage to do what they love, too. Laughing at me takes the focus away from them.
Are you doing what you love? Are you working toward doing what you love? Is you desire to succeed greater than your fear of failure?