Thursday, 19 June 2014

Just Do It.

Fear is one of the major catalyst of failure. In most cases, this crippling emotion lies not so much in the inability or otherwise of someone to do something but "reluctance" to even try for fear being labelled "inept". However, how can a person recognise innate abilities if he or she never ventures? A popular parlance says "nothing ventured nothing gained". If you never try, how would you know your potentials? If you never try how would you garner experiences and increase knowledge?  I have imbibed this new mindset that it's better to try something and fail than never try at all. Moreover, the concept of failure itself is a matter of perspective! For instance, if someone organises a seminar and only five people turn up instead of looking at the situation from the bottom's up, work with what you have and re strategies.Nike's timeless slogan "JUST DO IT" spurs every individual to live life and not merely exist. It encourages embracing a life of endless possibilities  i.e.  transition from inspiration to action. I also love Thomas Edison's perspective on failure. On his contribution to the invention of the light bulb he described his many attempts not as failure but learning experiences"I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that don't work". It must have taken a tenacious doggedness to keep trying with such astounding trail of negative results. Thank God, he persisted!   Dare to take that step. Dare to give that idea wings. Dare to believe in your vision You never know the infinite possibilities that lie ahead until you try. "For we walk by faith and not by sight" 2 Corinthians 5:7
 Right now, the Nike Slogan is my personal mantra and I'm excited at the myriad of adventure ahead of me. Don't let naysayers and joy killers distract you neither let fear stifle your vision. Most times, you are your own stumbling block.

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