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Don’t Be Afraid: Anxiety, Fear and Failure

It’s not uncommon for us to overthink, to think of the many possibilities which might happen in the future. We want things to go right for us which is why we tend to over think things.The problem with this is that the more we think about uncertain things, the more we get anxious. That anxiety brings so much doubts in our minds, thinking “What if this happened?” In this state of mind we usually end up cancelling our original idea and start to think of a new one because we get anxious. This is usually accompanied with nervousness which would lead to failure. If we continued with our plan with anxiety and the plan does work your going to realize that all your fear, all your nervousness and anxiety is basically for nothing.

In John 14:27 it is written that “…Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Why does it say that? It’s because we lose peace when we start getting troubled. I always tell people around me not to be anxious. Being anxious about something won’t lead to anything good. I remember one time when my classmate was about to enter a contest, he was so afraid, he was so nervous. What I told him over and over again was just believe in himself, have faith and he can win it. But what happened was anxiety got the best of him and he failed to win. Another instance was when we were planning for something, but we could not get started because my friend kept being a pessimist and kept asking me “What if this happened?” Do you know what I told him? I told him that we could never move forward if he kept being anxious, I told him to believe that everything would work out. Yet he asked me again “What if this happened?” I just told him “It’s going to be fine, and if that does happens then it would happen. It’s alright to fail as long as we learn from our mistakes, but remember if we don’t try we would never know if we would succeed or not.”

That’s the problem with people today. They’re afraid to make mistakes, well let me tell you that we would never make a big leap if we wouldn’t take risks. Anxiety is a big hindrance to personal development and growth. If we let anxiety get the best of us and we change our plans then how would we know if our plan would actually work. I’m not saying that we should just do everything without thinking about it. What I am saying is that if you have a plan, a good one and you know inside of yourselves that it can work then go for it. If the benefits heavily outweighs the cons then why would you limit yourself? Don’t be afraid of messing up, especially if you’re still young. The best time to mess up is while your still young, because while you’re still young the consequences aren’t that big yet.

Try doing this. Think of yourselves years from now and ask yourselves, If I do this now will I regret it when I grow up. If the answer is no, then go for it. Make the best out of your youth. You’ll never be young forever. Mistakes are what makes us grow. Remember learning is one of life’s greatest gifts. Learn to move forward and live life without regrets.

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2 thoughts on “Don’t Be Afraid: Anxiety, Fear and Failure

  1. Hello Kuya Albert! I have been binge-reading your blog since I saw it from ate Nade’s tweet. I just couldn’t let pass the fact that I have found another inspiring human, so I am writing a comment. hehe. Your blogs are very uplifting and relatable. It has reminded me of my goal to start the trying and stop the worrying. I can feel God’s grace and love through your words. I hope you continue to inspire people and let everyone know of His glory. God Bless you!

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    1. Thank you so much ^_^ I’m really grateful that God used Nadine to help bring my content to more people :”) I know God is working through all of us and with each others help we can bring the grace of God to more people. Just as I spoke life to ate Nade’s and how she spoke life to me :”) I just wish to build a genuine community with people like Nade’s, you and me 🙂

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