The worst enemy of man is man himself.
Think about this: We are all born free. Children, the most raw and pure samples of the human experience, show us throughout their actions that they are more than willing to try anything and experience as much as they can, because they are often quite fearless. They succeed in their games because they are not biased, and dare to take chances. They find joy in the smallest of things because they go straight for it. There is nothing stressful nor painful (in the case of a NORMAL child, that is) to hold them back.
What if we approached life with the same fearlessness of children? Ever thought about it? Maybe we may take shots that we may have otherwise refused to take. We could actually act better towards ourselves by giving ourselves more opportunities to both succeed and learn.
People will often say that when they were young they wanted to achieve great things. They had dreams to change the world, which never came true. You know why? As per my understanding, it’s because most people prefer to rather settle for less, instead of trying for more. They are scared to fail. They are more concerned about what if they are not good enough, what if they try and fail, and what will people think about them.
It happens with most of us.
We are always more concerned about what people will say. “What if I fail? Then everyone would be laughing at me!” We care so much about the people who bring nothing to your life, people who are always ready to break us than to build us, people who have never been celebrated in their lives and think no one else can achieve so and so just because they couldn’t.
I am scared to fail too, but I’m even more scared of not trying at all. I don’t want to be a person who never failed, a person who had dreams but not visions on how to achieve them.
I don’t want to be a person who had dreams and visions to change things in the world, but didn’t come true just because I was scared. I don’t want to be a person who watched people live their dreams and celebrated them, but never got the opportunity to be celebrated, just because I was scared. So yes, I’m sacred too.
The sweetest victory is the one that’s most difficult. The one that requires you to reach down deep inside and to fight everything you’ve got.
Nobody likes failing. But let’s face it. Sometimes, in order to grow, we need to step out of our comfort zone. We need to do things that we normally don’t.
Being scared doesn’t make you a coward, but being scared to try does. Failing doesn’t make you a coward but quitting does. So let’s go out there and be willing to face defeat and failure. We know in the end, it’s all worth it.
P.S. This post was written in response to Daily Prompt for today.