Justin Weinert Continually learning to alter my perception of failure in such a way that I no longer fear failure.
My Journey to #AchieveMore
Learning to alter my perception of failure in such a way that I no longer fear failure. I’ll never forget the day the letter came, I was hit with an intense feeling of bitter disappointment in myself and of total failure. The one thing I had feared, was now official. It was the letter from my University, officially notifying me of my academic dismissal. I had never felt so low before. Why had I failed so terribly, when I believed I wanted to be in school, I wanted to get my degree, I wanted to succeed. Or did I? It was in these moments of self reflection that I came to realize that I was holding myself back, I was afraid of failure, and in that fear, I allowed myself to fail. I realized that I had been so hyper focused on not failing, that I forgot to succeed. I forgot to relish the fight and forgot to cherish the small victories. I was gripped by the fear of letting myself, my family and my friends down, I was gripped by the fear of what if I am not enough?
I am back in school and rocking a 3.46 GPA. I let go of my fear, and I know that I am enough today, no matter what my tomorrow brings. I know that as long as I am living, breathing and striving for my next goal; that I am succeeding. I look myself in the mirror every morning and I do not fear the day, not because I have been so low before, but because I know that I can rise above this too. Let go of your fear of failure, for failure is not the end, it is only the beginning. Success is failure, turned inside out.