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Have the Courage to Fail // 30 Day Blogging Challenge #2

Today is day two of my 30 day blogging challenge, thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time for some real talk.

Real talk.  I fail.  I fail, a lot.

But, do you what I do not fail at? Trying. 

Sure, if given the choice I would never make the conscious decision to fail, but I would always make the decision to have the courage to fail. 

There is a negative conation built up around the world ‘fail’ that I want to tear down for you today.

Failing is not bad. 

Failing is not embarrassing. 

Failing is not something you should fear.

 Instead, failing means you are living.  And, not only does it mean you are living, but it means you are living true to what you want to be.  When you have the courage to fail, it means that you want something so badly you are not afraid of what happens if you try.  That is heart. That is commendable.

This goes back to my post on ‘fear’ from this past summer— FEAR stands for ‘false expectations appearing real’.  Essentially, the fear you have of something is a scenario that you have made up in your mind, it hasn’t happened yet, so you are afraid of what you are imagining.  But, why?  Why do we let thoughts scare us so much?  There is no hard evidence of things we fear happening, there is just the thought of them happening.  This, in a tough love sort of way, makes fear a waste of time.

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Transfer back to failure. When you have the courage to fail you are denying fear of failing, you are denying the ‘what-ifs’ and the ‘but’s’ and opening countless doors to the possibilities and real life results instead of letting thoughts of what could happen if you failed hold you back.  You are experiencing life in its raw form, not it’s imagined form.

The most impactful mistake one can make is to never start something.  If you let the fear of failure halt you before you even start,  you are robbing yourself of the experience, the result, and anything that was to happen along the way.  It is not fair to yourself to steal that.

When you have the courage to fail you have the opportunity to reach entirely new levels you couldn’t have before.

Think of a monkey.  To climb a tree, it must jump.  If it had the fear of falling, it would stay on the ground forever.  Whereas, if it had the courage to fail, it would eventually, maybe after a few falls and mishaps, reach the top of the tree, perching itself atop the highest branch, taking in the beautiful world around it.

Do you want to take in these views? Or, do you want to sit on the hard ground, shadowed by the greater trees?

Sure, failure is scary. But the opportunity of a whole new world and perspective is on a greater scale, more beautiful.

I challenge you to have the courage to fail, to say “BRING IT ON”  because without this courage, you will never know what you are capable of.

Here’s the thing…. if you have the courage to fail, yes then failure is an option, but if you refuse to attempt something because of the fear of failure, failure is the only option. Which is better?

Let failure be an option, and if it happens… it happens! I guarantee you that with every success story comes an endless number of failures.  Some of the biggest lessons comes from failure. But without the courage to fail, there is no story to even tell.

Let failure be an option, let it happen.  Have the courage.  And, experience the amazing places you will go.

dr seuss


See you tomorrow!



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