This week’s quote is, “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” It was said by Suzy Kassem, a writer, film director, philosopher and poet, and she really said it right: people often don’t have a lot of faith in themselves, so they don’t go after what they want.
I’m a very firm believer that people should go after what they want. Failure doesn’t matter; you can come back from failure. Failure is just a new step, something to learn from.
But doubt? It holds you back entirely. With failure, at least you did it – at least you’re learning. But with doubt, you’re saying I’m not good enough, I don’t believe in myself, I am not confident. And you’re not putting yourself out there – you don’t even know if you can do it!
That’s so frustrating to me, that people will let doubt control them like that. After all, doubt is just a fear – a fear of not being good enough, of not being able to do it, or of failing.
But at least failing doesn’t kill your dreams. It just reinforces that you have a shot, you just need to work a little harder, change something, and you can get there.
If you let your doubts control everything, you’re not going to get anywhere and you won’t achieve those dreams. That’s the most disappointing thing in life. Being a failure shouldn’t be a disappointment – because everyone’s a failure on the road to success.
Stop doubting yourself, plain and simple. Go after your dreams, feed your life!