If the fear of failure has been keeping you from trying new things, then this episode of Being Your Sassy Self is exactly what you’ve been looking for! It features Jeannette Kuplan from Hispana Global, sharing her insights in living your best life and redefining failure.
Jeannette Kaplun of Hispana Global
See what she shared here.
Fear of Failure
Jeannette is right. The fear of failure is a powerful thing in all our lives. It shows up in everything we do, from simple everyday things, to who we are and what we do. That’s why breaking fear based habits is so hard to do. We’d rather stay in our comfort zone than try something other than what we know. I totally get it, I’ve been there. But if you’ve ever had a moment where you wondered “Is this all there is?” or you find yourself wanting to find your life’s purpose, then that’s your true self trying to make it’s way out of the comfort zone. It’s this drive that opens us up to try new things, and stop letting the fear of failure keep us from doing and getting what we want out of life.
The more we do this, rather than waiting for the perfect time to come along, the more we gain the confidence to keep doing the things we love and are passionate about. As Jeannette said, the time to find your path, follow your passion, and put it into action, is now. Because as Oprah put it recently in Making Every Moment Matter, “there is no such thing as failure, it’s just energy moving you in another direction and back to awareness. That’s why mistakes are never a bad thing, but a necessary step to the unfolding of the best you.” Yes, everything that doesn’t work out is because that particular thing wasn’t meant for you. The best thing we can do is learn as much as we can and choose another path.
Because whether we realize it or not, life is constantly changing. Everything that enters our life is meant to help us, teach us, and prepare us for the experiences that are meant for us. Every second, every hour, every day is a new opportunity to renew. So why not do things to fulfill yourself every single day. Sure it can feel like a lot of work, but it’s worth it because you’re choosing to honor yourself everyday possible.
The beauty of it is that regardless of how the experience turns out, as long as we learn and grow along the way, we will generally end up better for it. That’s why we need to be grateful for everything we learn along the way and realize that perceived failures aren’t the problem, not learning from them is. And that is how you redefine failure. It’s not about failing to accomplishing what you set out to do, but giving it your best and learning from it. That awareness is what keeps us open to new possibilities and continues to take the power away from the fear of failure. Instead of seeing failure as something negative, we begin to see it as something meant to teach and prepare us for the success and happiness to come. And isn’t that what life’s all about?
So start living your best life, and surround yourself with great teachers and cheerleaders who will love and support you along the way.
How will letting go of the fear of failure help you redefine your life?