If you make a mistake, you could ruin your chances of living the life you want.
One single mistake and you’re done.
It’s essential that you get everything perfect before you start.
Somewhere along the way, we took a wrong turn. We learned to believe that mistakes are to be avoided like the plague.
We should be perfect in whatever we do. But you know what?
These beliefs are killing your progress. You should never be afraid of making mistakes.
If there’s anything you should be afraid of, it’s not making any mistakes at all, because it’s a sure-fire path to failure.
Why Making Mistakes Seems Scary
Anticipating mistakes and knowing what might go wrong is all fine and good. But when you lose control, it becomes a problem.
As human beings, we’re experts at tuning into potential threats.
However, when you’re building a business around your passion, you’re exploring new territory, which means you have no idea what to expect.
And that means that your internal radar will come up with threats that do not even exist.
Even worse, once you’ve come up with an imaginary threat, you tend to imagine what consequences it leads to if it would happen.
It all seems real, yet it has no bearing in reality.
Making mistakes seems scary because we create horrible scenarios in our head.
And it’s all thanks to the imaginary expectations we’ve set-up.
The Cold, Hard Truth About Making Mistakes
If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not experimenting enough, which means you’re not making as much progress as you could.
Building a business is a fascinating journey. It helps you create something that supports your lifestyle and helps you grow as a person.
Every day, there are new fears to face, new technology to learn, and new boundaries to destroy.
You’re not on this planet to succumb to your fears. You’re not made to hide in the closet when imaginary monsters lurk under the bed.
You’re here to face your fears and boldly go where you have not gone before. But you have to make an internal shift first.
You have to stop taking your excuses seriously.
That’s when things fall into place.
You can only do your best.
And learn from your mistakes.
How to Take Bold Action
You can only do what you can do. Life is way too important to take seriously.
So what if you fail?
You’ll keep taking action until you succeed.
Your fear of making mistakes will probably never go away completely. It’s ingrained in us as human beings.
It’s a sign that you actually care about the work you’re doing (or want to do). Taking action means embracing imperfection.
You’ll never learn everything.
You’ll never eliminate risk.
You’ll make plenty of mistakes.
But so what?
If you want to do what you love, then it’s time to stop giving away your power to your fears.
They are nothing without your consent.
It’s time to set sail for a new destination.
Destination: Relentless Determination
It’s time to make the shift from prisoner of your fears to relentlessly pursuing your dreams.
When you truly become sick of being controlled by your fears, you become relentless.
It happened to me, and it will happen to you.
It’s like in the movie, the Matrix. When Neo realizes he is The One. He suddenly sees the Matrix for what it is. He embraces his true power.
And that is exactly what happens when you reach relentless determination. No obstacle can stand in your way.
You’re too determined to let anything hold you back. You keep moving forward, no matter what.
If you don’t know where to start, you’ll learn.
If you’re afraid of putting yourself out there, you’ll do it anyway.
If you come up with excuses, so what?
The secret is that there is no secret.
There is just pure determination.
Do you want to do what you love more than stay where you are?