What’s the Point?

We all start our new ventures (be it personal or professional) as a failure. We don’t know what we’re doing. We don’t know how to do it, and we don’t know who we’re supposed to be doing it for.

So we try to figure it out. Over and over again, we try new things. And over and over again, we end up failing. Still, we keep trying. Unfortunately, most of us end up failing.

Some of us, however, catch lightening in a bottle and we figure something out. What we tried starts working. So, we keep doing it, again and again. Lather, rinse, repeat. On and on we go, following the same path that got us here, afraid to do anything different because we don’t want to break the mold.

It’s working fine. Why should I change anything?

We become terrified of failing, so we never move past the present. We never take chances. We never try anything new. We never innovate. We never reach. We never grow.

We stay stuck in the same rut, every day, until eventually everyone else passes us by.

We got where we are by failing. (Remember those early days?) Why should we be so scared of it now? If we don’t take chances every once in a while, what’s the point of doing anything?

Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Denis Waitley

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