7 Steps To Combat Your Fear of Failure & Start Living Your Dream Life!

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  1. When I finally worked up the courage to start my blog I simply thought of one of my favorite quotes. “We have nothing to fear but fear itself. “(FDR)

    I have slowly been improving my blogging skills all while juggling a full time job (that is fast paced and full of deadlines), online college courses, and my duties as a wife. There have been so many times where I have felt overwhelmed. What helps me is a to do list. I make a list then prioritize it. My goal then turns into striving to complete everything on that list. If I ever find down time I will even pre-write a few blogs so I don’t let too much time lapse between posts on those weeks where I feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day.

    I check my blog view stats a few times a day and have had multiple days in a row with 0 views. But I am not someone who gives up easily. It has been almost 6 months since I started blogging and I constantly look for ways to improve. I told myself that I will not let 0 views get to me because I am doing this for myself and self-fulfillment is a great feeling. I have been through hard times where I felt like I wasn’t going to make it through another day and like I wasn’t meant to be on this earth. I decided that I would never let myself feel like that ever again! Blogging makes me happy, so why would I give that up?

    When you are afraid to start something new you have to remember that you will never how great it could be until you try…and as my parents always said “there’s nothing wrong with trying.”

    • I friggin’ love this! Like you, blogging is my sanctuary. It brings me so much joy. Never give up. Keep going! And I love that you manage to stock pile posts ahead of time! I’ve been striving for this but I’m yet to make it happen. I’ll get there one day. Thanks for sharing! Love Gemma x

  2. Hey Gemma,
    This is something I can relate to. After dealing with some heavy stuff during my senior years of high school, I ended up failing year 12. Afterwards, I was afraid history will repeat itself. Over the years, I’ve had role models who taught me to keep working and never give up. When I first started uni, I’ve kept it a secret from everyone besides my family as I feared this similar incident will affect my studies but now I’m very open to people about me being in uni, I’m still studying. If it wasn’t for my role models, I wouldn’t be where I am today. It takes so much courage, skill and discipline to achieve those dreams. What I’ve learnt along the way is if you want something, you keep working till you make and always believe in yourself. This is a really great post Gemma!

    • Wow beautiful words. Thanks for sharing. And how terrific that you have a mentor in your life to keep you striving and on track. Cherish that relationship forever.
      Love Gemma xo

  3. Xum love this! KEEP IT SIMPLE SWEETY…. it’s so easy to get caught up in everything and feel overwhelmed so much of the time.

    I think this is going to be my new mantra KISS.

    Keep the wonderful, motivational and inspirational posts coming loving them all. x

    PS – I need to go to Bolivia!

    • Darling Miss. Hopewell,
      Thanks you for your words lovely. And yay to KISS. Let’s KISS our way through life.
      Blissful simplicty. Sigh.
      And yes, you definitely need to get over to Bolivia. It’s bucket list worthy! x

  4. I needed this post today! I have been waiting to hear about getting into a uni program and have been putting off a bunch of other stuff because of anxiety over that admittance! And fear of what happens if I don’t get accepted instead of having other opportunites waiting! Your timing is spectactular, thank you for that!!!

    Also you have a slight typo under the present present paragraph. I think you mean assess not asses.

    • This makes me so happy to hear! And thank you for pointing out the typo. I shall change that asap! xo

  5. I have always feared failure, humiliation and incompetence, or just plain getting it wrong. My son faces similar fears. So when he told me he was scared to go to rugby camp I told him about Helen Keller, deaf and blind from a child, who could never experience the things he loves most, like watching tv, listening to music and playing rugby, who said “Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing” he got-it and his fear of going to rugby camp dissolved.
    In response he told me about Beethoven who later in life became deaf and so, instead, listened to his music in his head. My heart squeezed.
    So I live here and now, as best I can, and when resistance (the root of which is fear) arises I tell myself, this is an adventure………a daring adventure…..I wonder what is going to happen. Child like excitement uplifts me and breaks through the fear.
    Rise up No Fear Warriors and enjoy the best of it all. xxxx

    • I love your words. SO beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
      I particularly love “RISE UP NO FEAR WARRIORS”. Spot on!
      xo

  6. Thank you for writing this great post Gemma.It’s things I’ve known in my head for a while and you just put it into a post.It certainly inspires me to cast away my fears and just go for it.With will power,prayer and hard work I will achieve my dreams 🙂

    • Love this! I’m all for chasing those dreams and taking those action steps towards achieving them! x

  7. Great post, and good reminder to start living the dream life without the constant fear! 😉 Can I ask which Iphone you have? The latest picture of seagulls looks incredible! 😉 xox

    • Hi Sara,
      I have the iPhone 6+. I love it. Can’t recommend it enough for taking fab photos on the go!
      x

  8. ive been following you on instagram for a while, and only just had a look at your blog, i love it!! you give girls the hope that in todays society that maybe its possible to escape the ratrace. Thanks to you instead of dreaming my dream, i am now going to take the first steps of action to achieving this dream.
    Keep it up Gemma, us girls need you! xxx

    • Thank you for your gorgeous words Holly!
      I’m glad that you are going to take those steps to making your dream a reality.
      I promise you, you won’t regret it.
      Love Gemma x

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