Fear of failure… All of us have it at some point in our lives. Now, there are those who have stated that in order to win, in order to be successful, in order to be victorious in life, we must rid ourselves of such fear. We should never fear failure.
I say this. If you can eradicate your fears, great! However, for most of us, we will never have such a luxury. Instead, we should train ourselves to still more forward, to still do what we know we should and must do, despite fear.
While we may never be able to completely rid ourselves of the fear of failure, we should not let that fear paralyze us from acting, from doing that which we know we need and must do to win, to be successful, to be victorious. We must find ways that allow us to move past fear and still act. To do so, is the true meaning of what it means to be brave and courageous.
What happens when the fear of losing is greater than the desire to win?
In the first edition of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, Bruce Wayne, out of rage against a corrupt justice system which sets the man free that murdered his parents in front of him, decides to travel the world, learning new skills and abilities to confront injustice. He meets Henri Ducard, who trains him to reach his highest potential, to epitomize excellence in his desired skills; Along the way, however, there are many obstacles, challenges, set-backs, personal demons, etc.… that Bruce has to handle, overcome and profit from in order to realize his goal of being a crusader for justice. It is not an easy journey.
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