Fear of Failure
Hey all! Mandy here. It’s been a while since I’ve reached out. The last few months I’ve been taking time to myself to really reset my brain and internally discuss what is next for the growth of my company. Which brought up a lot of thoughts around Failing, and the Fear and Paralysis that can come with that. “You’re going to fuck up. That’s okay. Just learn from it.” At one time or another, I’ve turned to look every person who has worked for me in the eye and said this.
Why do I do this? Because it’s absolutely true.
I’ll say it again... You’re Going to Fuck Up. I’ve watched friends and staff tear themselves apart because they could not accept this concept. And how many of us have stopped ourselves from simply trying to reach a goal.... But why? For the same reason we all stop ourselves... being judged and vulnerable is terrifying. It also doesn’t help that we live in a world where so many love to sit back and ridicule. And just like you, this shit makes me want to stop trying at so many things that I want for the success of my company. But what continues to get me over that hump is what scares me so much more… looking back with regret.
I know I will never be able to explain to anyone how hard this road has been seeded with years of disappointment, shame, embarrassment, tears and loss. But I wouldn’t change a damn thing. Because without all of that I wouldn’t have grown. I wouldn’t be as strong as I am or trust myself as much as I do. And I as sure as shit wouldn’t feel pride within myself.
Embrace your failures. Embrace your fuck ups. Let them turn you into the person you were meant to be.
Xox, Mandy 🤘💕✨