Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
– Babe Ruth
Meaning of this quote:
It takes courage to stand up against our own fear which knocks us down. Everyone faces the struggle in some part of their life, the ability to overcome them defines everything.
Fear of losing or failing at something is the most common thing everyone experiences when one planning to start a new journey. If you allow fear or self-doubt to conquer you then the chances are you may not able to conquer your dreams.
Never let your own negative self-talk or doubts set you back. Don’t let fear of failure stop you from initiating the very first step, because that’s the anyway a great way to fail at it.
Remember, one loses at the same moment when they decide to not participate. Don’t let the fear of striking out stop you from playing.
Develop resilience and courage
There is one great quote by Thomas Edison, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”.
Failure is definitely not something which one loves to admire, but It shouldn’t be the end-point of your goal either.
It definitely takes courage to realize that failure is unavoidable, especially when one starts with something which he or she is not really used to. The only way to become better at something is through learning from our mistakes. Giving up does nothing and can probably make things worse.
Keep going, keep moving forward, and don’t let your fears control you by telling you what you can and cannot do. When you quit, you give your fears permission to determine who you are and what you are capable of. Never let your fear determine your capabilities, take control over your fears.
Let yourself be driven by your imagination, goals, and desires, and not by fear. Don’t let fear overpower your abilities to imagine, and don’t let it stop you from taking action that may take you to your next milestone.
Overcome the fear of failure and perfectionism
Obtaining perfectionism can be one of the greatest qualities, but this shouldn’t stop one to start taking the first step in fear of not being able to achieve perfectionism. The most important thing is to realize that you don’t need to make it 100% flawless in one go because you can always revise it according to the feedback you get from others. Don’t let perfectionism deter you from completing even the first draft.
Don’t let the fear of making it perfect stop you from starting with the basic and simple steps. Realize that excellence is achieved by taking the small and consistent steps, It doesn’t happen overnight or in one go.
The best way to overcome fear is to face it. Do the things you’re afraid to do.
For example, there are probably plenty of people who are intimidated by giving a public speech on stage, but avoiding it will not help to overcome this fear.
Start conquering by small, as an example, try making YouTube videos relevant to your space or industry, once you gain enough confidence, try with the online webinar, and that way by conquering the small one day you might gain enough confidence to do it on stage as well. But, again don’t chase perfectionism, It’s all fine to make mistakes, In the end, that’s what makes us real and relatable.
To keep trying and making mistakes is far better than not trying in order to not make a mistake.
Let fear or challenges works in your favor and not against you. Because overcoming them is what makes our life interesting and ultimately that’s what makes us stronger and better than ever before.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
– Nelson Mandela