Overcome The Fear of Failure Through A Renewed Mind


Failure-is-not-falling-down-but-refusing-to-get-upWhile browsing Instagram, I saw a picture of a Chinese Proverb posted by the great Tony Robbins. The picture read, “Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up”.

That got me thinking about success and achievement…

More specifically, what’s keeping so many from living the life they truly desire, fulfilling the call of God, and truly making a lasting impact in the world?

For most, they’ll say the number one thing keeping them from living their calling and achieving their dreams is the fear of failure. The fear of failure usually sounds like “what if it doesn’t work?”, “what if I can’t do it?”, “what will others think?”.

I know this all too well because I lived my life in fear and self sabotage for YEARS!

I kept myself from living the call of God for my life based on the perceived fears and excuses I had in my head.

I say, “I had in my head”… because a majority of those fears and excuses weren’t even legitimate! I kept myself stuck in a rut and absolutely miserable based on my garbage thinking (sadly, much of it I picked up in church).

That’s why it’s so important that we renew our minds to truth.

Don’t let negative thinking keep you stuck in a rut and bound up from living your calling and achieving the success you deserve. The FASTEST way to renew your mind is to take action on the new truths you are learning.

Jesus said, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

To “know the truth” isn’t just knowing the truth in your head. It’s not just a bunch of positive thinking. It’s actually living and EXPERIENCING the truth that you know. The only way this can be done is by taking daily action on the truth you know and living from that truth.

Knowing the truth isn’t mere head knowledge… it’s you becoming a living, breathing epistle of that truth on a daily basis. That’s how each of us can live, “not conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewing of your mind”.

As we learn truth, we must act on it quickly! As we take action and apply the truth we are learning, that truth can begin to take root, grow, and flourish in our lives.

Don’t worry about being right and trying not to fall or fail. Just take consistent daily action on the truth you are learning!

Make a mess. Learn to fail fast, make adjustments and keep moving forward!

Even if you don’t get the result you want right away, at least you’re making progress and overcoming your fear and excuses. You’re renewing and reprogramming your mind for success.

Most people never achieve their goals and dreams because they never even get started. They stay stuck in a place of fear, paralysis and self sabotage.

 Remember, even if if you stumble and fall, at least you’re still moving FORWARD.

As long as you keep moving forward and never give up, you’ll never fail.

God’s grace is more than enough!

Love Extravagantly, Live Passionately, Make A Difference!


Daily Action Step

What’s one thing you can do today to overcome the fear of failure in your life, business or ministry?

Share below in the comments and then take action.

Share your comments & questions!