Mistakes are the portals of discovery.... ~ James Joyce
It's alright - I'm not talking about THAT F-word. I'm talking about the other ones...fear and failure. These two words, individually or when combined into a single emotional belief, limit us from reaching for our ultimate potential.
For me, failure has a big charge thanks to childhood programming that equated even one mistake with punishment and horror. All I have to do is think about failing and a big ball of terror erupts in my belly, prodding me to wonder if I should even try.
Society programs us that failure is proof of our personally being bad, unworthy and more. Many of us will not do something we really want to do thanks to the fear of failing. We won't try that new sport, dance in public, step up to ask for that promotion or step out of our status quo safety zone. Such is the power of the potential of failure.
When we do fail, it can overwhelm us for hours, days,...