FEAR and FAILURE

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Happy Wednesday!

I know most people don't like talking about fear and failure, but today we are going to talk about them because that will help to get over them!

It is okay to have fear.  It is okay to fail.  It is not okay to give up.

“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case you fail by default” (J.K. Rowling).  In order to live (and grow) you need to experience failure.  Don’t consider failure a destination, but a stop along the way.  I would be willing to bet that every single one of us has been so afraid of failing at something that you decided not to try at all.  Well guess what…that is worse than failing!!!  If you would have done it and failed, then you would know what you need to do in order to succeed.  You can get back up and do it again.  But if you don’t even try you will NEVER accomplish it and you will live your life wondering what would have happened if you tried.  LIVE your life.  Don’t just exist.  Failure is a part of the plan (one of the most important parts).  You only really fail if you stop trying.

Great things never come from comfort zones.  If there is one thing I learned from gymnastics it’s that when it comes to fear you have two options - run into it or run away from it.  And I will say that everything I “ran into” I conquered.  It would be an understatement if I said there are a couple things in gymnastics worthy of being scared of. If I would have let that fear control me I never would have made it to college gymnastics.  It is absolutely acceptable to be scared.  But it is not acceptable to let that fear stop you from doing it anyways.  Let your faith be bigger than your fear.  See, the beautiful thing about fear is when you run to it, it runs away.  Fear tricks us into living a boring life.  Let's be honest, if you want to be great you are going to have to get outside your comfort zone and run towards your fears!

GO OUT AND LIVE!

XO, Kenz