Overcoming Fear of Failure
Updated: Nov 6, 2019
Our beliefs our powerful. They are so powerful because if we believe it, it is true, no matter if it is actually true or not. Beliefs can help us or they can hinder us. A popular belief many people hold is: “I cannot pursue my dreams because I might fail.”
Does that resonate with you? Many of us are so afraid of failure we don’t even try, but we are still left with this feeling of emptiness knowing something is missing. The longer we deny ourselves our dreams, the bigger the hole of emptiness fills our lives.
When I announced my resignation from my previous career to start Just Be, so many people told me how brave I was. Quite a sentiment, right? At that moment, I felt the pangs of those around me who had not yet dared to explore their dreams. I wish they knew it would be OK to work on something they’ve dreamed about, too.
Here’s something I believe about dreams: there is a huge possibility your dream is your purpose, or part of it at the very least. There is also a great chance your dreams are aligned with your divine gifts. Why else would we feel our dreams continually tug at us when we don’t work on them?
As for failure, yes, it can happen. But it’s only truly a failure if you don’t learn something from it. In my previous career I worked as a quality improvement expert, and it was exciting! Yes, I'm being serious! I utilized the Plan-Do-Study-Act model to implement small tests of change to improve processes and outcomes. The changes were implemented on a small scale, then analyzed for effectiveness. Instead of making huge, sweeping changes at once, this process allowed the opportunity to adapt and refine the change before full implementation. Following your dreams can work in the same manner.
Following your dreams doesn’t have to begin with a drastic change like investing all your life savings or quitting your job. Instead it can be a series of steps working toward your dream that allow you to learn what works well, what doesn’t, and how to move forward. When you begin to feel uncomfortable about following your dreams, just remember how uncomfortable you were when you didn't your dreams.
Incredible things can begin happening for you when you follow your dreams. Doors open and close in unexpected places, you see signs encouraging you to keep moving forward, and the resources you need seem to appear out of nowhere. If you can relate to not following your dreams because you have fear of failure, I encourage you to listen to the audio below.
This audio utilizes the power of energy healing to help resolve the belief you cannot pursue your dreams because you might fail. I encourage you to find a quiet and cozy spot for the next few minutes and soak up all the energy healing in the audio. It is advised you do not listen to this audio while you are driving a vehicle. Energy healing feels different for everybody. You might not feel anything, you might feel completely relaxed, you might feel like you’re on a boat, you might feel a momentary warming sensation in your body, etc. Everyone’s experience is unique. So please, find a quiet spot where you can just be for a few minutes alone.
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Be love. Be light. Just Be.
About the Author: Serena James is a holistic healer and natural wellness enthusiast. She offers a variety of energy healing services and natural wellness solutions to help individuals experience a life of love, abundance, and wellness as they were meant to.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any action you take as a result of this information is self-prescribed and your right to do so.