Recently Jim Carrey (One of my favorite actors!) spoke at the Maharishi University of Management on why you shouldn’t fear failure. You can watch the video, but here are some of my favorite quotes.
My father could have been a great comedian but he didn’t believe that was possible for him. So he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant and when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job and our family had to do whatever we could to survive.
I learned many great lessons from my father. Not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
What is fear keeping you from? Are you living life on purpose, or are you living beneath your potential because of fear? Romans 8:15 says “So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves…”
Don’t let fear hold you from living life on purpose. If God calls you He will equip you. If He sends you He will lead you. What He asks from you, He will give to you.
How has fear held you back? How did you overcome it?