To be Successful, You Must be Ready to Fail!
“If you want to be successful, you just have to be willing to make a fool out of yourself” Cristian Mihai
Until you come to a point where you just don’t care about getting the approval of others, until you come to a point where you are not afraid of the pain of failure, you are not entirely free. As human beings, we want to be wanted, we love to be loved, and we want to know that we too matter. We want to know that people think we are worthwhile.
Unless you are willing to take a risk of being an embarrassment, you are not ready to succeed exceedingly. Great artists, creators, and entrepreneurs are men and women who placed themselves at the vulnerability of a painful failure, ridicule and embarrassment. They were ready for anything. As Helen Keller says, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing”.
If you are still afraid of being afraid, you are not there yet. If you are still embarrassed of being embarrassed, you are not truly liberated. Being general and casual about life allows you to just be merely alive. You never blaze new traits, you never tread upon no go zones and push your own perceived limitations. You will die without ever having lived your life. It is only when you put yourself at risk, it is only when you just don’t care, it is only when you are ready to face the fear, and the pain of being ridiculous, that you become truly free and fully alive.
In this life, what else is there to lose? You will die anyway. Go ahead!