“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”
– William Shakespeare
There’s this pressure some of us feel when we face a test or challenge. Its not a positive one and often leads to what we want to achieve or aim or goal we’ve set to conquer. However, we’re held back by thoughts of “WHAT IF” and ultimately failure.
The question is how do you assume you’re going to fail when you haven’t even attempted to overcome the challenge in the 1st place? This is where the psyche comes into full force and play. A weak psyche is always an invitation to treat on the account of failure. Low self-esteem is a symptom of this tragedy we face. Its probably the major symptom that causes fear to override our confidence.
The thing we have to realise is, if you haven’t tried or attempted to face the challenge, then you haven’t proved any effort yet. Some failures and disappointments are designed to help you power your way up to success. Others are meant to push you down, and keep you there. Either ways, no attempts equals automatic failure. This is because, you can always learn from your mistakes from failure due to made effort.
A chick learning how to fly, does not just get up and decides to flap its wings. It takes it time, making gradual steps and attempts, before finally perfecting its movement and deciding to fully take off. Why is the bird finally able to take off? Simple, it attempts to at its early stage and for each time it fails to get it right. It tries again. Its determined to not allow fear to discourage it.
The same way, we ought not to be discouraged from making an attempt or try to overcome the problem. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again. You’ll never reap success if you haven’t tried, failed and learned from the failures.
“I am not afraid of dying, I am afraid of not trying” – Shawn Corey Carter (Jay-Z)