I recently heard someone say that the only people who never fail are those who never set out to achieve a goal.
For a long time, I allowed my fear of failure to rule my life. I had low self-esteem and every time I tried something and failed, my fragile self-esteem sunk to new lows. To be honest, I still struggle with self-esteem issues. It’s an ongoing battle.
If I never take a risk, chances are I’ll never be disappointed. On the other hand, if I never take a risk, I’ll never succeed either. Fear of failure continues to plague me. But I’ve resolved to not let my fear continue to make a coward out of me.
I believe fear and cowardice are two different things. Courage isn’t the absence of fear. Courage is feeling the fear and pushing forward anyway.