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Do not let the fear of failure prevent you from trying something new

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

This morning I was lying in my bed thinking about something. Strangely enough I do no remember what it was that I was thinking about. lol ( Blame it on the pregnancy brain). Anyways i think I was thinking about something that I wanted to do and then I thought to myself, "I don't think I'm going to do that what if it doesn't work out?" And then a light bulb went off in my head. A little voice said to me, "Celeste you are going to miss an opportunity to do something new, because it may not work out! What if it does work out?"

And then I realize that I have been letting this fear control a good portion of my life. There are so many things that I want to try. Like writing a blog, being a stay at home mom, traveling with my child, opening a health food restaurant. But I realize that I am afraid of entertaining these thoughts because I am afraid they may not work out. But how will I know if they will work out or not if I do not try.

Today I am opening my mind to the realm of possibilities and see what happens. Life is an experiment, try it. I will be trying some new things. I will let you know how it goes.

What would you like to try?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AMY-MIMI77 9/5/2013 5:43PM

    Fear is definitely what holds me back!

I am glad that I pushed one fear aside (letting others know my weight (the numbers on the scale) and joined the BL because I have met some WONDERFUL people

You are awesome and will succeed at whatever you put in your mind to do!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 9/5/2013 9:30AM

    Great thoughts your mind was having! I think a lot of us to this to ourselves in fear of failing. But like you mentioned, how will you know you are going to fail. If you have that mindset that you are going to fail, you probably will. Always have the mindset that you are going to prevail!

Great blog!

My one thing that I haven't tried yet would probably be a race with obstacles. I have it in my mind that I probably wouldn't be able to complete all of the obstacles so I haven't tried yet. I am thinking maybe I should just go for it... Thanks for the thoughts!

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ORCHIDLADY56 9/5/2013 8:57AM

    What a wonderful thought! I suffer from that same fear too, which holds me back from trying new things. Thanks for the inspiration!

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SASSYLJB 9/5/2013 5:43AM

    sounds to me like your brain is working quite nicely! I think it is great that you want to open your own restaurant. What a wonderful plan and you can than take your son to work with you! Awesome just like you!

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OKBACK2ME 9/4/2013 10:40PM

    Awesome! Fear can be our worst enemy and keep us from accomplishing so much!

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SHANSHE 9/4/2013 2:15PM

    emoticon great blog!

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VALYNN26 9/4/2013 11:16AM

    Love it! emoticon and we will never succeed if we never fail because we're afraid to take a chance. You never know if you can do something until you try. Chase your dreams, go after what you want.

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ALICIALYNNE 9/4/2013 10:57AM

    Sounds like a definite epiphany!

The things I want to do more of is travel. It is mostly money that is blocking me (aside from the pregnancy itself, I mean), but I also get twitchy about traveling with the three kids I already have. I'm always concerned, for example, about my autistic son being disruptive in public so I only take him places where it shouldn't be a problem, like the laundromat or grocery store. This weekend we are going on our first actual trip, just the kids and me (hubby has to work, darn it). It should be an eye-opening experience!

Until last night, I really wanted to put that same son into Cub Scouts, but was worried he would be too disruptive. Well, I took him to a meeting last night and he did MUCH better than anticipated! Wish I would have gotten up the nerve to take him sooner!

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