Negative thoughts lead to negative outcomes and actions.
fearing failure leads us to fail, because
the fear itself is holding us back from
what we need to do (and are to scared to do) to succeed.
In other words,
We fail because we fear.
(I fear the fear of failure because the fear of fear of failure makes me fail)
Same with stress, worry, anxiety.. we tend to stress about stress, and worry about worry (which is a spiraling cycle) and we get in our own way of where we want to go.
It’s like we are in a car, with a destination in mind, yet we have one foot on the gas and the other on the brakes. We may be moving but there’s friction. Friction that we cause.
We are unable to succeed because we’ve locked ourselves in a cage that we’ve built.
A cage of assumptions, falsehoods and in-action.
The great relief is
we have the key to unlock our cages. We can take our foot off the brakes.
We have to let it go.
And open ourselves up to the unknown.
And believe in the idea that
our thoughts direct our actions.
We are going to fail, and get lost, and
experience all the bumps on the road to achievement and brilliance. And that’s okay, because we’ve let it go. We know what’s important, and we’re moving forward.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living — Dale Carnegie
“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
“Letting go give us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
How to Deal with Failure with James Altucher
xoxo Josh Waggoner
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