This is it, my life. What a failure it has been

Posted in Blog
15/07/2019 Mduduzi Luthuli

People who embrace uncertainty and take risks will experience one of two things: success or failure.

However, many of us have a difficult time dealing with the uncertainty that goes along with taking risks. A feeling of unease grows out of not knowing the outcome and the fear of potential failure.

Your need for certainty; need for approval; need for safety; is all holding you back from living the life you desire to live.

What if the point of taking risks isn’t the outcome, but the process in and of itself? Through taking risks, we must confront our own fears, and sometimes that leads to failure… But why is that such a bad thing?

Failure is not something to fear, because you gain knowledge and wisdom from it. And that is the beauty of risk. You get to decide how it defines you. It is self-determinant.

You get to decide what it is that brings you to the edge. You are the only one who gets to determine what feels bold, what action will prompt that widening of spirit.

And truthfully, simply getting out of bed each morning means allowing for disaster; it means releasing some of the stranglehold of control we attempt to exert over our lives.

I want to be wealthy and it requires me to take risk. It requires me to put one foot in front of the other and start on my journey. It requires that I become comfortable with experimentation.

I accept this risk because I want to be successful. I fail continuously so that one day I may succeed.

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn 

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