You probably agree that the #1 reason why people can’t pursue their passions is MONEY. It takes time to find a way through which your passion can replace the secured paycheck.
However, there is another equally important reason.
On the surface, you can call it the fear of failure!
However, there is a much deeper and critical aspect of your fear of failure, specially when it comes to pursuing your passion.
It doesn’t hurt that much when you fail to achieve an average goal that you’re not so emotionally attached to it.
But when it comes to your passion and what you’ve put your heart in, it looks like there is no comeback.
Peter Buffett brilliantly put it in his book ‘Life Is What You Make It’ when he said, “If, in the many facets of life at which we are destined to be average, we come up a little short, so what? But if we fail at the thing by which we define ourselves and at which we hope to prove special, that’s serious.”
What Gives The Fear of Failure Its Dominating Power
When you fail at what you’re passionate about, it hits your hopes, identity and aspirations in a killer spot.
At least, that’s what most people think.
They play it safe, because failure is not acceptable on the passion level, as it can kill their last hope!
Fact is, it never happened in the history of success that failure ended the game. The game is over only when you decide to quit. (You can read my story of the greatest failure in my speaking career and you’ll understand what I mean.)
Now, you might wonder from where you can get the motivation to overcome your fear of failure or comeback after you fail in your pursuit of passion.
How to Overcome Your Fear of Failure
I believe the only thing that can help you bounce back is your purpose in life.
It is what holds you tight and strong.
It is the reason why you’ve been down this path in the first place.
And as long as the reason that touches your heart and spirit still exists, then you will always find the motivation to try one more time…
Why?… because it is worth it!
Your life’s purpose solidifies your self esteem and confidence in a way that even failure can’t knock you down. With a clear purpose in life, you become GROUNDED!
Remember, failure never ended the game for any successful person. If you’ve a clear purpose in life, then you’re safe and resilient against the killer hits of failure.
Do yourself a favor and be purposeful today.
M. A. Tohami is on a mission to help unfulfilled professionals find their purpose and live with passion. If you’re interested, visit his blog and get 3 FREE chapters from his book, The Pharaohs’ Code – Amazon’s #1 bestselling motivational book on May 19, 2009
How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to off-load, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest.