maandag 18 juli 2011

Harnessing The Fear Of Failure


Anyone determined to create wealth from a standing start must make a pact with themselves to abandon the fear of failure. One cannot banish fear, but one can face it down, crush it, bury it, padlock it in the deepest recesses of your heart and soul - and leave it there to rot.

Just try. Go on, I dare you! Try for a single day; one whole day when you refuse to acknowledge fear of failure, fear of making yourself look like an idiot, fear of losing your lover, fear of losing your job, fear of falling ill, fear of  getting old, fear of any kind. If you can do this, you will transform your life.

Better still, you can harness fear. Think of it not as the King Kong of bogeyman, but as a mare. A night-mare. A mare is a horse. A horse can be tamed, bridled, saddled and ridden. Harnessing the power of a creature  that has oppressed you for so long will add mightily to your own. Thus the nightmare of prospective failure provides you with the very means to succeed, affording you the opportunity to feed on the adrenaline you will experience when you confront and master it.

Fear of failing in the eyes of the world is the single biggest impediment to amassing wealth. Trust me on this. It will cripple you. You must confront and harness it.

If you shy away, for whatever reason, then the gate to the road to succes is shut.

And it is shut for ever.

34 opmerkingen:

  1. Great motivational advice as usual. Keep em coming!

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  2. this has been really eye opening. right on

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  3. Good motivation. Fear is the dream-killer.

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  4. Are you a motivational speaker? Like legit?

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  5. At one point in my life, I was really driven by my fears. If I felt frightened by something, I did it.
    Wish I could get there again.

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  6. Good piece of advice. Thanks for sharing

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  7. I agree with this. Fear of looking like an idiot in the eyes of public is one of the most useless and irrational fears.

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  8. Deze reactie is verwijderd door de auteur.

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  9. This has to be the hardest part of the road to success for me. I have a resounding fear of failure created from a life of failing at most everything I try.

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  10. that's something i really wanted to read!
    + follow

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  11. I don't understand why, but I'm always afraid. I've been looking at my life recently and so many opportunities have been lost just because I was afraid of what others would think or something. Terrible. Thanks for these words.

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  12. Good points, but is true that who wants to succed, have to have a lot of guts or be so lucky.

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  13. Everyone hits the turning point where they stop feeling afraid of things like this. And the sooner you can, the better! Confidence goes a long way in people relations, business and yourself in general. Remember the fine line between confidence and cockiness.

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  14. inspiring stuff! i had to follow.

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  15. It's really the right strategies to confront yourself with your fears. Without you won't grow.

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  16. I feel like becoming Rocky. Motivation.

    Following.

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  17. Everybody has this fear, but in different degrees!

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  18. great advice. thanks for posting that :-)

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  19. Inspirational stuff man, thanks for posting this. I feel better now.

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  20. Sometimes fear is good, just get to know the times you should just get rid of it.

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  21. Deep true stuff man. All of lifes greatest achievements come from overcoming fear of failure. Amazingly inspirational post. Followed!

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  22. You should do motivational speaking! great read.

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  23. love your blog man, motivates me everyday

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  24. Never thought about fear in such a way you showed me. Great post. I'll keep reading your work.

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