I Know What You Are Scared Of

Failure is an over-rated reason why people don’t want to try new things.

No one is really scared of failure.

What people really are scared of is what other people will think of them when they fail.

Till the time this fear of other people’s opinions lives in you, you will –

  • Not be able to do things that feel authentic and right to your nature.
  • Not be able to start a business based around your passion.
  • Not be able to speak confidently in public.
  • Not be able to quit a job you hate even though you may know deep down that you don’t need it.
  • Not be able to dress the way you want to dress.
  • Not be able to express the real you.

And the list can go on.

There is no way out of this fear but to simply go through the discomfort that it initially brings.

But once you do something you were not doing because you were scared what other people might think or say, you get off the mark.

That builds confidence for something more bold.

And then the cycle goes on.

In fact when I wrote this post, there was that little voice inside me reminding me of what other people will think or say.

But I’m still publishing it and you’re still reading it.

No one is completely devoid of this fear.

It’s just that some people practice ignoring other people’s opinions so much that that voice starts to lose its power.

So make sure you do something to shut that voice as often as you can.

The more you do it, the closer you will start to come to your authentic self.

The more authentic you become, the more fun your daily activities will become, which in turn will make you happier.

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