Failure isn’t all bad, in fact if you learn from your failures, then really they are little successes.
There is a great quote by Samuel Beckett:
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
It acts as a great reminder that failure is part of life, but if you have a positive outlook and learn from the failure, then there is no reason to be scared of it. Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will. Fear of failure is what stops us from trying new things or starting new ventures. This is particularly true of women as we can worry and fret over the smallest of things which prevents us from actually taking action. The fear just takes over.
Did you know that J.K. Rowling was rejected by 12 publishers before the first Harry Potter book was accepted? She just did not let the fear of failure take over. She had a dream and she went for it, a trait really to be admired.
I certainly was fearful about starting my blog. I was scared about putting myself out there and I questioned whether I even had the technical knowledge to do it. It took me five months to get over it. This was the time between registering my domain name and posting my first article. With the support of my husband and two friends I bit the bullet and went for it.
I was interested to discover a free Facebook group called The Female Entrepreneur Association which is ‘an online hub with the mission of inspiring and empowering women from around the world to turn their ideas into a reality, build successful businesses and live a life they love.’ If you are thinking of starting a new venture or business, why not check out this group or search for similar groups in your area which will offer you the support and inspiration you need to go for it!
Please share any groups you have discovered which you have found useful, and don’t let fear kill your dream.