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Letting Go of Our Fear of Failure, and Walking Confidently Toward Our Dreams.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on June 28, 2007

“Go Confidently In The Direction Of Your Dreams” — Henry David Thoreau


Two flying swans
picture by © rjktlm



With the pressures of daily life, do any of us really have time to think about our dreams? Do we even know what our dreams are? Kids know what their dreams are, just ask them…What do you want to be when you grow up? It is always such an easy answer for them. But once we do grow up, then what? Is is too late for us?

What if we never realized, that we might have been forgetting to follow our dreams? Worse than that, what if we thought we were following our dreams, but it turned out that we were living a nightmare? Then what? Is it too late? Do we get a second chance at our dreams?

When is it too late to follow your dreams? I would like to believe the answer to that question is never. I think our dreams are ever changing, and ever evolving, just as our lives are. I think that it’s okay not to be exactly sure what our dreams are, and it’s also okay if our dreams change from time to time. The only thing that is not okay, is to give-up on our dreams. Because, once you give-up your dreams, you lose hope for your future.

But why then, do so many people give-up or deny their dreams? That is an easy one to answer…..They give up because they are afraid, afraid of failure. Fear is what stops us from following our dreams. Fear is the darkness that casts a shadow over our light. And, fear is what we need to overcome if we want to reach for our dreams.

The most important thing to remember…Is to never let go of your hopes and dreams, even when you are not sure what they are. So, take some time to figure out what your greatest dreams are, and then walk confidently towards them, without fear.

This is the music of John Lennon’s “Imagine” — with inspirational quotes.


Also see:

Could Our Failures Be Our Greatest Lessons?

Find Peace and Happiness in Moments of Silence

Choose To Be Happy

Dream On

Five Steps To Forgiveness

Inspirational Quotes of Mother Teresa – with inspirational video

Can you laugh your way to happiness?

Three Steps To Create Peace and Love In Your Life






8 Responses to “Letting Go of Our Fear of Failure, and Walking Confidently Toward Our Dreams.”

  1. I just needed to read this today. Thank you.

  2. Hi “Joely” —

    Well, your comment was just what I needed to read today. Thank you.

  3. m6fan said

    A great post , so true.

    Took me 15 years to finally step off……………..to follow my heart and dream. (Some take longer than others), it’s a little weird out here.
    Mostly because now I don’t think it’s work!

    J Alan

  4. Thanks for the comment “J Alan”.

  5. Flor said

    Hi, I used to read your site, and today I wachted a video on youtube, that on the same page as your site it s about a woman that talks about fear and love

    here is the link> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmL7nEpiFbc

    i hope you like it


  6. Hi “Flor” — Thanks so much for sharing the link. I liked it very much.

  7. Rose said

    It’s always nice to read inspirational messages. I was thinking of a problem that I have right now when I read your message and it reminded me of what my horospcope said today and that was to “keep going” no matter what others say. That along with your message was good for today.

  8. Thanks Rose,

    I appreciate your positive feedback, and I’m happy something I wrote was helpful to you today.

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