I really hate it when people don’t try.
The assumption of failure claims more successes than any failed attempts. Living life in fear of failure is akin to hating broccoli without ever tasting it. Then, on your death bed, someone gives you a taste of warm broccoli with butter sauce and dipping cheese. It turns out, you love broccoli, and you’re going to die without all of those wonderful broccoli memories you could have had.
Day after day, people cower under an unspoken fear that an attempt at success will fail. Terrified of possible failure, we seize and create the worst failure of all… Failure to act. We turn to stone in mid sentence and fail to do anything at all.
Why do we do this?
- Are we afraid of the judgment of others?
- Are we scared that we’ll spend the resources we have and have nothing to show for it?
- Are we fearful that we’re undeserving and others will look at us with “Who does he think he is?”
If any of these are your reasons for resigning yourself to mediocrity and inaction, ask yourself why. How important is someone else’s view of you? Money is just money. Who you think you are is the real question. Who are you? What are you meant to do? What will be your legacy?
Make the leap. Do something meaningful and extraordinary. Do something, and do it all the way! The most amazing things were invented by people who thrived on overcoming their failures. The most incredible differences have been made by people whose failures outnumbered their successes by far.
Don’t die quietly, satisfying someone else’s need to conformity and mediocrity. Die, leaving a legacy of action, bold determination, and difference.
Eat the damn broccoli! Tomorrow Begins Today.