I mentioned previously that I have a paperweight on my desk that says ‘what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?’
I have also drawn the conclusion that without failure we make no progress nor gain learning and experience.
And still, I have to encourage myself past my fear of failure to stake out new dreams and pursue them. Why? Or the more useful answer would be; How do I make this work for me? Is there a risk/reward calculation that’s taking place unconsciously? If I fail is there a cost and is that cost monetary? Is it a blow to my ego? Will I look stupid? Will the cost be the loss of other opportunities due to doors closed by my failure? How do I focus on the reward side instead of the risk side?
Our imaginations literally program our consciousness. The pictures we hold influence our attitude, our actions and therefore our outcomes. I know this and yet I still have to remind myself to create robust, completely realized images of the positive outcomes I want to manifest. See it in detail, hear it, feel it. All in the present, happening now. When I fill myself with the joy of success, I have success. Even as it is coming to pass. I am not waiting.