I’m not afraid to admit that I’m very fearful of failure, at least I can now do it.
For a very long time I thought that if I didn’t think about the things that sting my soul, they would never bother me. But that was never true.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but some days I’m so overwhelmed with fear that I don’t even feel like riding, I just want to spend time with them and that’s it. And that’s not bad at all I guess, it grows your bond. But I always had very high hopes regarding the things I would achieve, and as the years go by I can’t help but feel that I might never get the things I really wanted.
I don’t want in any way to make you think about these sort of thing but I do think it’s better to acknowledge these things to later be able to face them in the eye.
Here are some things that help me when I feel that way:
1- Take some deep breaths.
Nothing better to relief our chest of that pressure that lingers around our heart.
2- Visualize your goals, make them reachable.
If I’m feeling overwhelmed I like to re-arrange my goals. For example, my ultimate goal this year was going to the nationals; but since I’m not feeling the greatest I’ll make a goal for today: I know I need to solidify my halts and half passes for example, so I’ll focus my training there today.
3- Face failure as an option.
Be down to earth, look failure in the eye and tell him you know that there’s a chance he might win, but you won’t give up even if it happens
4- Remember that it is better to fear it than to regret it.
You don’t want to be in bed in 5 years from now and think: ”What if…”
5-“Feel the fear and do it anyway.”
This one speaks for itself.
I don’t want to upset any of you with this post, I just think it’s important to talk about this sort of things. No one is alone in this.
Remember, fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.