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  • Kate Nash

Ok, I will !

Do you get inspired by quotes?

I do.


To me, quotes give me a bumper-sticker glimpse into a person's heart.

Quotes spring from a moment of pure clarity, honesty and humor!


Recently I came across a quote by the inimitable Elon Musk ! I must admit, I hadn't thought of him as being philosophical nor had I educated myself on his life, past knowing him to be the inventor of Tesla!

I was delightfully surprised by reading this quote and have since mentally adorned Elon with my admiration!


"Something that can be helpful is fatalism, to some degree. If you just accept the probabilities, then that diminishes fear. When starting SpaceX, I thought the odds of success were less than 10 percent and I just accepted that actually probably I would just lose everything" Elon Musk


He accepted he might probably lose everything! Everything is a hell of a lot! He took that chance, knowing it could happen, yet knowing also that he had a desire in his heart and soul to create something greater for humanity.


As Elon reveals in his quote, the very fact that he accepts he could fail at any point, opens him spiritually, mentally, emotionally and inspires him into physical action! WoW!


This tells me personally that failure is inherent in all actions and it acts as a catalyst for us to either move ahead or stop due to fear.


The possibility of failure inspires some people.. they are keen to find out if they can conquer their fear and experience success in new parts of who they are!


Some people absolutely will not move into action when fear is present


We've all met people who love a challenge - for them it's as if failure doesn't even matter!


Others, like myself, wrestle with fear of failure a lot and I spend time wielding my sword in the 'failure-dragon's' face... who will win? Me? The dragon? Will we both be slaughtered at our own hands? Eeeek!





Will I appear ignorant or stupid? Will I show myself in a way which is too vulnerable and be ashamed in public? Will I be judged? Will I lose everything? Perhaps I'll hurt someone in the process? Perhaps my choices will negatively impact others?





Those are some of the fear-of-failure thoughts we can have which prevent us from getting into action...


I can only say this..... now, more than ever in our life time is the time to get into action - to start that life long dream, to build that business, to fulfill that new desire


In other words, now is absolutely the time to become MORE of who you truly truly are. Now is the time to live your dream. Yes, now!


You can feel it, can't you! We all can!


If you painted a picture of your life (as in a path or a road with twists and turns, cross roads, sign posts, stop signs, holes in the road, hitch-hikers, hills and valleys etc) what would yours look like? Add a few 'dates / times' on to your road map, add in some powerful moments of all kinds.. when were they? What were they? Who were you when they took place? How did you create that incredible event in your life?

Remember.... you're in the driver's seat!