“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
There is a theme emerging in the quotes I keep bookmarking. They are about focusing on the process, rather than the outcome; and, enjoying the experience, rather than only celebrating success.
Making mistakes – so the message seems to go – is part of the learning, and broadens the opportunities for the great things that come next.
Lately, I have become more and more aware that I only do what I know I can do, and only try that which it is safe for me to try. That I am stifled, daily, by over-precaution, and paralysed by the fear of ‘getting it wrong’ –
Which is getting quite frustrating.
So, in the interest of science, and because there’s a convergance of opinion, I am going to give myself (at least temporarily), full permission to fail.
This involves shifting a few of the things that stop me from passing go.
1. The Fear of Reprisal