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).
5. Fear of FAILURE. Yes, in all capital letter.
“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.