“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
~ Anais Nin
August is all about taking risks, about upgrading your thinking, about being bold with your decisions and actions, and about letting go of the old to make room for the new.
Sound’s good, right?
Or, maybe, it sounds terrifying…
I was thinking, yesterday, about something I really want to do. Something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. It’s not just something I want to do. If I do it, I want to succeed. I’m deeply invested in the idea of this thing. The idea of failing at it is devastating.
Have you ever had something that you’ve felt like that about?
So, here I am, thinking about this thing, worrying about failing at it, and then this quiet, clear thought floated to the front of my awareness.
I’m already failing at it. I’m failing at it because I’m not trying. I’m failing because I have this idea that I am refusing to bring it to life due to my fears of it not being good enough, or of me not being good enough.
I’m already failing.
I’m failing because I’m not trying.
I can’t begin to tell you how this realisation has changed everything for me.
I’m hopeful that it may change something for you too.
All my love, Nicole xx
5 thoughts on “What If You Fail? (And also, what if you don’t…)”
I have been procrastinatiing forever and its the fair of flaiure but as you point out- by not doing – we are already failing! thanks.
How timelly, Nicole. Just yesterday I realised how often in my life the little words “I can’t” have stopped me from even trying to do things.
Life is short follow your dream. You can do anything you believe in Nicole. You have so many gifts and help from your guides. What if you dont do it how would you fell verse if you tried and failed. I know if you go for it you will sail on the clouds and soar. I pray you take the leap of faith. I am with you.
Thanks for posting this. I’ve been using distractions and social media to not take those first steps thinking I will fail. Today, I deleted all the social media apps on my phone and unfollowed and snoozed a bunch of people on FB. I think it’s a start!
Oh this is wonderful Nic. Thank you!