Failure & Doubt
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." Dale Carnegie
All of us have failed at something in our life. Some have experienced life-changing failure, and others have strictly tried to colour within the lines and failed to do that.
When you fail, there is a visceral feeling that rushes through your mind and body. If we don't recognize this feeling, it festers like an open wound. We compartmentalize it and do our best to suppress it.
The tracks on the trail we were on seem to vanish in front of our eyes, and we find ourselves lost and filled with doubt. It's within these moments we start to question our sense of worth and place in the world.
Entrepreneurs who have truly lived the path will all have experienced this sensation. We have a choice at this point, do we give up on the trail and abandon it for safer pastures?
In those moments; destinies are forged.
We either enter the process of rediscovery and use the failure as an opportunity to renew the interest in the trail we were on, or we convince ourselves our next effort is already destined to fail, and we quit.