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Not Afraid of Failure

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Friday, March 05, 2021


Things don’t always turn out the way that I hoped they would. Fear is not the problem in my life. It’s the process of hiding or avoidance of fear. How I pass on my relationship with fear has helped my children to be brave and push for more in their lives.

Kristen Ulmer says that learning mistakes can be the best way of watching the mistakes that others make and learn from them. Fear is with us all of our lives. It is a feeling that flows in and out of our lives. It can lead to a fight, flight, or freeze reaction. It cannot be figured out intellectually when often it is just an emotion.

Getting to know my relationship with fear is as important as getting to know myself. I often try to deal with fear in my mind. Sometimes I just watch fear as though it’s a child that wants to misbehave. I need to lead and guide the fear to motivate me to do what needs to be done in my life. I am afraid of having no money for my retirement, so I am taking time to know that I’m ready for what my retirement will look like. Making small changes regularly has helped me to move past the feeling of fear.
There is no getting over and suppressing the fear. Fear is a part of life. It won’t go away. It can be a positive addition to my life when I make a place for it in my life.
Fear is an emotion that needs to be dealt with in an honest way. I have chosen to feel and acknowledge the fear. It flows in and out of me, and I move on to action. I listen to the fear and accept and embrace the fear.
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