As human beings, we give meaning to every little thing in life.
When something doesn’t go our way, we “failed” we say.
We fear “failure” and in doing so, we fear adversity or challenges in life because we are afraid to “fail”.
What’s cool about our mind is we can change it. We can change our perspective and therefore change the meaning we give to experiences in life.
Rather than seeing “failure”, why not see “opportunity”? Opportunity to learn and grow.
When we’re stressed for any reason, we’re forced to make a choice. A choice to push through and move forward, which allows us to grow and advance in our lives. Or, we can be crippled by the fear and discomfort and continue to living life and getting the same outcomes as before.
With the latter choice, we continue the cycle until we finally push through our fears and really grow as a human.
Often times we only fear “failure” due to the “status” we want to have or think we have with our peers. That’s why we buy the things we buy, or don’t, based on our perspectives of what these things mean to us and society.
When it comes to goals, dreams and aspirations, we let fear hold us back with the thought of “what will they think of me if I fail?” based upon misty people that we don’t care about but for some reason care what they think about us.
I’ve experienced this in many different forms and BMX was the most profound form that’s taught me so much about myself and life, and has allowed me to grow in many different manners. BMX competition helped me as I advanced into being a business owner and public speaker.
I’ve learned to love challenges, obstacles, adversity, “failures”, and “losing” because it stimulates me to optimize my efforts and grow, leading to the life I desire and work so hard to live and share with all of you.
Are you living in fear of “failure” or are you embracing adversity?
Josh P. 💚🧠✌️