Fail, for crying out loud!

Have you ever thought about doing something or maybe even started it, but then convinced yourself you couldn’t do it? I have so been there.

How many of those times do I sit and regret my decision to not try something? Almost every time. Let’s say 99.9% of the time.

Why then, do I, and why do you not do that thing you are scared of?

Is there a logical reason for you to be afraid. Are you going to lose your arm if you try it? Are you going to die? Is your reputation at risk? These are probably good reasons to be freaked out… but chances are, you don’t want to do it because you are afraid of failure.

Well, that is crap. I’m sorry. Don’t put yourself there.

If you have taken the step to start your own business, or if you are considering whether it is worth the risk; there is one little thing you should know. Successful business people take risks all the time. Yes, sometimes they are educated risks–but honestly!

Think of one successful business person you admire. Anyone!! Seriously, do it!

Did the person you think of get where they are by sitting on their couch and twiddling their thumbs? Did they come to their success by doing the same thing everyone else does?
Have they decided to take risks?

I challenge you to find one person who is considered a successful business person who didn’t at some point have to make a decision that could have skyrocketed them to success or face-planted them with failure…

YOU stand out by doing something different from all the rest. We all know that. But with different comes unknown, uncharted territory.

I challenge you, and myself really, to stop being afraid of failure and take that step of faith. If you fail once or twice or three thousand times, pick yourself up off the ground and try again. Tweak ideas and get better.

It’s worth the risk.