The Fear of Failure + How to Break It
The Fear of Failure
+ How to Break ItPeople say that AP Chemistry is one of the hardest AP classes offered in high school. Only the best of the best can hope for a 5 on the AP exam. Months of studying, no semblance of a social life, and lots of tears might get you a three or four if you are just average. If you are not smart enough to ever hope for a good score on the exam, why even try? You will never be able to do it. You are not good enough. You are not smart enough. You are not talented enough. Do not even try, you will never be enough...
or so I told myself.
So here's the interesting part....
"You will never be good enough."
"You are not worthy of love. You are not smart. You are not pretty. YOU WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH!"
"Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!" - Luke 1:45
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." -Romans 8:28
"My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness." - 2 Corinthians 12:9I can work my butt off all day long but if it is not in God's plan for me to win the pageant, then it is not going to happen. Without Him, I cannot win. It is through him that I find my strength! When I place my anxieties on God, I find that I am no longer crippled by fear of the failure. It is not because it means I am guaranteed not to fail but rather that those failures do not define me. If I do not win, it is not because I am not good enough, or not worthy, but because it was part of my journey.
Because my failures no longer define my worth, I am able to give my best effort without fear. Failure never defines you, no matter your religion! Trying your hardest and failing is so much more productive than not trying at all. Failure and mistakes are a chance to learn, and a chance to improve! Do not live your life stuck with the fear of trying. #liveittrue
P.S. I listened to joy. and Fix My Eyes by King & Country while writing the second half of this blog post, 10/10 would recommend!