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It’s Time to Stop Letting the Fear of Failure Derail Your Success



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If you’re going to create success in your life, you have to realize that nothing is stopping you from accomplishing all of your significant goals and living a life of freedom. You can live a life you’ve always dreamed of. We live in an incredible time that’s full of opportunities to grow. We have access to information, education, software, and tools in a way that makes what was once out of reach, possible for any willing to put in the work.

We have complete and mostly free access to the Internet, social media, podcasts, books, videos, blogs, virtual training, and other forms of inspiration. The knowledge we have access to takes the guesswork out of learning how to create success. We have access to resources and the ability to get help. These resources eliminate the old school gatekeepers that stopped success-seekers in the past.

However, with all of these opportunities and abilities, too many people settle for life. This life could best be described as merely existing through each day. People aren’t setting big enough goals and have bought into the false belief that this kind of life is impossible. One of the main reasons too many don’t pursue a life of growth is because a fear of failure keeps them from believing it’s possible and then taking action on that belief. 

Each of us struggles with a fear of failure in some form or fashion. The fear of failure keeps us from starting and pursuing the best version of ourselves. Here’s what the fear of failure does and how to overcome it. 

“I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” – Tony Robbins

The fear fuels your self-limiting beliefs

As humans, we have limiting beliefs we have to overcome to achieve success and accomplish our goals. These limiting beliefs tend to be rooted in what we perceive are the obstacles that hold us back. The fear of failure intensifies what we struggle with and convinces us our beliefs are a reality.

Here’s the thing, they don’t have to be. You can overcome a fear of failure and beat any limiting beliefs by taking action despite how you feel. Growth starts when you believe anything is possible in your life. It can become a reality when you do the hard work and take consistent action. 

You win the battle against your fear by consistently doing the work of becoming the best version of yourself. Consistency and a strong desire to accomplish more will lead to the success you’re seeking. 

The fear keeps you stuck in the past

The fear of failure has an interesting way of making every situation seem like it’s not working out no matter what we try. It creates this disturbing feeling that where you are in life is all that you’ll be able to accomplish. It drudges up all your past failures and poor decisions. The fear tries to convince you that staying stuck will help you avoid being put back in the same place. 

When you experience setbacks, close your eyes, breathe, and find your happy place. Use those moments to understand life isn’t over, and you can overcome momentary setbacks. You are powerful. 

You can continue your path to success despite whatever happened in the past. Your current reality doesn’t have to be a permanent place. If you decide to move past your fear of failure, you can leave the past in the past where it belongs as you focus on a future full of success. 

“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.” – Zig Ziglar

The fear convinces you that halfway is good enough

It’s not easy to make changes that lead to a successful life, better relationships, more money, and creating all the things that success means to you. There are going to be more than a few times when settling feels like an option. 

The fear of failure will make you rationalize all that you said you wanted to accomplish as you experience resistance. Working on becoming the best version of yourself will probably be one of the most challenging paths you can pursue. You will experience failure, it may be public, and it has the potential to leave scars.

However, the life and rewards you are waiting for are more significant than settling for a life of regret. It’s time to stop letting the fear of failure keep you from doing the work and overcoming difficult circumstances. 

Fear is a natural human emotion, but it can be an asset you use instead of something that keeps you stuck. Fear can keep you alert and help you make sure you maintain a solid plan of growth. 

Any major goal won’t come easy, and that’s good. Through struggle, you learn gratitude for what you worked harder to accomplish. You’ll never get rid of the fear of failure completely, but you can take action despite it. It’s time to step into your power and claim a life with no regrets. It’s time to become the best version of yourself in every area of your life. It’s time to embrace the success path.

Tor Constantino is a former journalist, consultant and current corporate comms executive with an MBA degree and 30+ years of experience. His writing has appeared across the web on Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fortune and Yahoo!. Tor's views are his own and do not reflect those of his current employer. Join him at

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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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