failure is not an option

Failure

Sometimes it’s the fear of failing that stops us from doing what we really want to do.

Why?

Most things are really not that big of a deal.  For the average American, your life is not constantly in danger.  You are not on the brink of starvation.  In fact, to most of the rest of the world you are lavished with luxuries.  Let’s say you decided to risk it all.  Let’s say you follow your dream and build a company around it.  Let’s say you put everything on the line.  And you lost it all!

What then?

What’s the worst thing that could happen?  Bankruptcy?  Foreclosure?  Homelessness?  Many of these things have already happened to everyday, common people today, and they’re fine…and if you were homeless, you probably could find a friend that would lend you a couch to sleep on until you got back on your feet again.  In America, you have to work really hard to starve.

What’s the upside?

I don’t know…having all of your wildest dreams come true!  Risk it all and you may just prove that every dream you have, is a reality.  It may not be easy, but if it really is your dream, it will never feel like work, no matter how much you work.

You probably have heard that the number one fear for most people is not death, or bodily harm but public speaking!  As irrational as it sounds, people feel that public speaking is very, shall we say, emotionally risky.  But let’s face it, the absolute worst thing that could happen is that the audience would throw things at you and want to pick a fight after your done speaking.  But barring that, forgetting your words, making a fool of yourself or any other seemingly huge deal is harmless.  If your friends ridicule you and hate you afterwards, then they’re really not your friends.  If you make a fool of yourself, you’ll live, and you’ll learn that sometimes you can’t take yourself serious all the time.

My opinion, you only fail if you stop at that outcome, keep trying at it and you may just change the world…oh, and be succesful!

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  1. Hi Drew,

    Amy left this up on my computer…..I feel a little sneaky ready this without you knowing….lol….so I am letting you know

    I love you and think you are totaly awesome

    xoxox

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  2. Drew! I laughed out loud and hard when I read this 🙂 You are so funny and I love your writing style- light-hearted but with a great message! Thank you, I am inspired to do awesome things and thereby, be awesome!! 🙂

  3. Also I am very thankful to live in the USA- if it doesn’t work out for me, I’ll be staying on your couch 😉

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