“Don’t start what you can’t finish,” goes the expression. I think that’s a flawed perspective because it dissuades people from challenging themselves. The inability to complete something shouldn’t be equated with failure. The truth is that you can’t finish what you don’t start.
How many times has your fear of failure discouraged you from trying something? If you don’t try, you won’t know. Whether it’s a small step in the right direction or setting a monumental goal, your decision to test uncharted waters should take into account more than your desired final result. Yes, it’s important to have a clear vision, if you want to achieve a goal, but don’t overlook the smaller rewards, milestones and outcomes that are part of the process. [Read more…]