Life is too short. Don’t settle for less. Every day when you wake up, put on a mindset of fearlessness. Pretend you are at the end of your life, looking back at everything you could have done. Will you wish you met more people? Will you wish you spoke up for those that needed hope? Will you wish you had the courage to talk to an audience, be an advocate for the needy, be a voice for the voiceless? Upon the very end of your life, I guarantee you will not say, "I'm glad I didn't step out in faith. It really could have resulted in my failure."
At the end of all things, you will care less about failing. Because failure doesn't mean anything! Failure has no hold over you! You are free, you are powerful and you are bold. You have gifts and talents inside of you that were meant to change the world. Don't let your days slip away meaninglessly because you are caged by fear of failure. A million failures are better than a million days wasted in apathetic paralyzation.
The starving little girl in Africa needs someone to be daring enough to fail. The lonely and heartbroken woman you may know from work would give anything for you to dare to reach out to her one day. The poverty stricken, the hurting, the lost, the confused, the forgotten, the abused, the hated, the sick. They would give anything for you to be different. They would give anything for you to dare, risking failure, risking your pride, risking your reputation to reach out to them, to help them, to let them know that you will fight for them.
Don't settle for less. You know you are called for more. You are called to dare, to dream, to help. Do everything possible to live out your calling, despite fear. Make connections. Write letters. Take time to truly love people. Raise awareness. Travel. Step up. Speak in front of many. Make friends with influential people. Fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. Be bold in business. Try new things. You may fail greatly, but you will live epically.
What you will get in return for your efforts is true living. It is real life happening all around you and through you.
Don’t try and you don’t live. So try. Try with all your might and fear will lose it's hold on you.
2 Timothy 1:7
God didn't give us a spirit that makes us weak and fearful. He gave us a spirit that gives us power and love.