Fear of Failure

My phone rung at 3:00 am in the morning.
I opened one eye to look at my phone screen and it was a call from my eldest sister in New Jersey.
‘Oh God!’ I said under my breath because in my head, calls at this late at night (or shall I say this early in the morning don’t mean good news). I answered the phone and the first thing she told me was that she just saw my latest blog post & set of images I posted & how impressed she was with them.  
I smiled, thanked her, inquired about how everyone was doing in NJ. Few minutes later she hung up the phone but I couldn’t sleep. A million small thoughts took over and I thought of the fear of failure that occupied my mind when I was about to hit ‘publish’ to share that blog entry & photos on Facebook.I read somewhere that there r five types of Fears:

1. ‘We need to talk…’
2. Username or password is incorrect.
3. 15 missed calls from mom (in my case – husband).
4. Terror.
5. Fear of FAILURE. Yes, in all capital letter.

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“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I try my best to conquer fear of failure on daily basis. When I’m publishing a blog entry, sharing photos on social media, meeting clients for album designs, making business decisions, and striving in the directions of my dreams. As time passed, I’ve realized that if you find a support system & surround yourself with the right people – family, friends, clients – who are encouraging, nothing can stop you to move forward in the direction of your dreams. At the end, these are the people who will be there celebrating your successes.
Take a chance. Anything is possible. Anything!
Have a fearless day.
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11 thoughts on “Fear of Failure

    • I know what you mean concerning the fear of failure concerning blog-writing. For years, I kept from writing because I thought – “What if no one cares?” And then one day, the writing bug bit me so hard, I had to do something about it. And I spent 16 hours straight setting up my first “daily” blog. Now after a relatively short time, I am seeing that contributing to my blog is something of a practice, you could call it feeding my spirit. And that is how I have always seen creativity, as a way to nourish my whole being. And some days, I feel as if I am having a conversation with “God” – not in a creepy schizo way of GAWD told me to start a religion … but like a whispered knowing and flowing and outpouring of creativity. And this is when you know, that being an artist isn’t about what others think or are willing to pay for your work. Those are just distractions from the real significance and need to create our art for the sake of our souls.

    • Hey, you commented on my reply, I hope Rima will see it. 🙂
      But since you did, I wanted to tell you that I loved the way you described the creativity. 🙂 Specially the explanation about God hehe

    • I completely agree! I love writing and feel hint of fear before sharing the craziness of my life but love the feeling after I hit publish. It is like letting it out because there are always people who can relate. Thanks for writing and sharing your story with me. I loved it.

      Keep writing & rocking! ❤

  1. Oooh good .. I loved your last post so much , its almost talking about my negative side which always fear of failure .. Really there is nothing impposible in this life specially with “Allah” the believe of allah ability of achieving what ever we want and hope for .. I wish i would be a part of your supporting system one day ☺️ & i wish that i always surrounding you with positive thing .

    • Oh Amal, you are such a darling!!!! ❤

      You already are a very important component of my support system. Wallah! It is clients-who-became-friends like you because of whom both I & my business have not only survived but bloomed, Alhamdullilah. Your positivity, support, and love makes me want to be a better person. I can't thank God enough to have friends like you in my life.

      Hugs & Kisses

  2. My sweatheart Rima,

    Its my pleasure & your replay makes my both my eyes😍 and heart 💕 blooming too . However i thank god that i met such person like you ☺️ I should thanks yebab.com for that ☺️😋

    💓

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