There's some really big things happening behind the scenes here at the moment and I'm busy planning the content for my first ever photography workshop that I'm hosting in July. Whenever I try something for the first time or go way out of my comfort zone I get this fear of failing or that I won't be good enough. So I guess my Dad's words of wisdom have been on my mind lately; "If you don't ever fail at anything, you'll never achieve anything either." I remember him telling me this as a child when I was disappointed in something that hadn't gone to plan.
Something possessed me today to listen to Sue Bryce's CreativeLive speech on confronting fear, even though I've heard it before, I just wanted to hear it again and one thing she had to say resonated with me this time around. If you haven't heard this presentation from Sue it's well worth it!
The polarity of success and failure.
You have no chance of success if you don't take the risk of failing. Sue explained this so simply by example; if you want to love & be loved in life, you open yourself up to the risk of grief - the grief we feel when we lose someone we love. But we choose to risk the grief so that we can have a life filled with love. Likewise if you want to succeed you risk failing. You could simply mitigate any chance of failure by not ever trying to achieve anything in life, but that's boring. So you learn to live with the fact that with success comes potential failure. Embrace the fear of failure, then let it go and just concentrate on the success.
I made a promise with myself today not to ever let the fear of failure hold me back from chasing success!
I have been given this gift, I have this talent, I am enough. And so are you! xx