Fear of failure is a great paralysis. So many times we want to do something or explore an idea but get sticking with the thought, what if I fail or what if it sucks. Failure is possible. Sucking also very possible but why is it that it seems like the negative potential of a situation tends to overshadow the positivity and goodness that can happen? I’ve adopted a new mantra –
‘nothing ventured, nothing gained’
In short, it means that I don’t know and won’t know the potential of a situation until I really give it a go. It could bomb, but it could also turn out well. And even if it bombs, there are lessons to be extracted. So no experience is truly a loss if you are willing to adapt or learn.
What if you fly?
Carlana Charles is the visionary and editor-in-chief of FemmePowered. She is a womanist, writer, speaker, story midwife and facilitator of meaningful and engaging conversations. When she is not working in or on FemmePowered, she can be found resting, baking, reading or scribbling furiously in her journal whilst sipping wine or coffee, sometimes both at the same time. She is currently working on her first book and hopes to release it in September 2017.