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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Ustrzycki

Fear of Failure or Success?

Every week I receive messages from people like, "your life is goals," or "I WISH I could live like you do," (etc.) In reality, my life wasn't much different from yours a few years ago. I was living amongst North American society (and its BS standards), thinking that living in a Caribbean country was just a dream.

There are a lot of people out there who are not doing what they enjoy; who are not living their dreams, and the reason is simple:

They are afraid.

Fear is what is holding them back. Fear of failure, but also fear of success.

We could stay small and play it safe but that’s not living; that’s just existing. If you want to live on your terms, you have to stop seeking permission, you have to stop letting your life be dictated by fear.

In so many aspects of our lives, fear is the invisible wall that keeps us from moving forward. Fear is the wall that prevents us from reaching our potential, and finding happiness. Fear comes in disguise, dressed up as sensibility. It tells us that we are being sensible; staying a job we hate because of the contract and the benefits, in a relationship we are unhappy in because it's better than being alone, or doing the same thing day in day out because that's what society deems as normal; spinning our wheels and expecting something great to just land in our laps. You will not reach your potential from spinning your wheels. You will not reach your potential thinking that your have to live the way others do. You will not reach your potential settling for something other than what you truly want.

If you said to me 6 years ago that I would be successful running my own business, living in another country and being able to eat tacos and donuts without anxiety, I would have laughed. Heck, if you said that two years ago I still would think you were loco.

There is no perfect time to start your journey, so you might as well start now! You want something, know that it’s there; you just have to reach out and grab it!

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