Last year,I was inspired to make ‘daring greatly‘ my phrase for the year, after reading Brené Brown’s book of the same name – And I did dare greatly on the emotional front  and saw the fruits of that showing already this year. I can see myself being more together with regard to my emotions and choices.

There are some areas in which I started to dare, but gave up for fear of failing. These include driving a car and painting on a regular basis. Perhaps, I’m still too caught up with the notion of trying to get it right the first time, forgetting that learning is all about failing and starting over. As they say, the word ‘Fail’ is an acronym for ‘First Attempt In Learning’.

Dare To Fail

I’ve been thinking of all the areas in which I’m holding back for fear of failure. I realize it’s so silly for me not to try out new things. Life is too short not to fail! I’m going to be using my time, my gifts and energy to try out new things, even if I fall flat on my face sometimes. I’m going to dare to fail a lot more.

When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make.

Perfect and bulletproof are seductive, but they don’t exist in the human experience.
Brené Brown

What one thing have you been putting off for fear of failure? Will you dare to fail?


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