I’m a perfectionist. When I do stuff, I don’t like to do it halfway. When I step out, I want to step out correct. That can pose a huge problem.
So I’m working on my goal. My goal is huge! My goal is so big that if and when it happens I will never be able to say I did it. It’s one of those “God did it” goals!
The bigger the goal comes the higher potential to fail.
We are all scared of failure. I’m sure many of the people that have successfully achieved their big dreams and big goals, have been afraid at some point in time.
Because of this fear of failure comes the pressure to always perform at a high level.
This has been what I’ve been going through.
When you are on center stage and your dream, calling, or your hustle goes public it’s normal to have this pressure. In fact most of the time it’s a good thing. It causes you to step up and give your all. It causes you to put your best foot forward.
Fear of failure can be a great motivation.
It can also be a disruptor to progress. One way is that it causes you to become too self conscious. You become so self conscious that you are afraid to make any mistake and it paralyzes you from moving forward.
- Have you ever found yourself going over an email 500 times before you actually send it out?
- Have you ever found yourself having a great idea but never pursuing it because “its not the right time”
- Have you ever found yourself putting together a great plan, manuscript, song, then doing nothing with it because “it’s not as good as you want it to be?”
- Have you found yourself over-explaining why, this is not your best work, because too many things got in the way of you being able to do it the way you wanted to?
If you can relate to any of these items in one way or another then you are being caught in the “paralysis of analysis”.
Realize this. You will not get it perfect every time and that’s okay. Don’t let your fear of failure, masked by “trying to get it right”, slow down your progress.
It’s better to have some results than not to get any results at all.
You live. You learn. You adjust. You win. That’s the way of the unrelenting optimist.
Now go underdog!
Question: What are you working on? Would love to know some of your dreams! Leave your answer in a comment below.