I watched a TED Talk last week (love these!) and came across a short speech given by the director of Titanic and Avatar. Two films that everyone said were gonna suck but ended up becoming a couple of the highest grossing films of all time. I was intrigued because James Cameron is a good story teller and uses technology to push the story, not the other way around. I don’t agree with his politics but I love the statement he ended his speech with:
“Failure is always an option…fear is not”- James Cameron
To do anything of value- you risk failure.
To step out of your comfort zone and do something new- you risk failure.
To create something new, you risk failure.
To grow, you will try, fail, try again and grow.
The truth is that we often switch it in our minds:
Fear is always an option…failure is not.
The truth is we spend more time in fear than in faith.
The truth is that it is time to face your fears and take failure off of the table of things you just can’t do. God calls you to something you have never done before and you think, “what if I fail?”. So what if you do? You will never grow if you never fail.
The truth is that the question you must ask is “what do I have to fear?” .
I have the answer: nothing. You have nothing to fear.
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm the, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist.” Ephesians 6:13-14.
Does the fear of failure hold you back?
What would you attempt is failure was impossible?
What is stopping you now?