You're going to fail, so why not stop pretending already? - Daily Love with Mastin Kipp

You’re going to fail, so why not stop pretending already?

mk_treesHey there my Daily Lover! It’s Mastin.

Jenna and I are on a jet plane right now about to land in London. How cool is technology. We can send you emails and blogs from international flights. Technology never ceases to amaze me!

Jenna and I are spending the next two weeks in Europe doing some traveling for my talks in Dublin, Hamburg, London and two nights in Paris, here and here.

I feel so blessed to be able to travel the world because of The Daily Love and meet so many Daily Lovers. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that this life would be possible and also sustainable. I still have that fear that it’s all going to go away at some point. Like it was just all a dream.

And, as I look back over my whole life, this fear has always been there. And the thing I think I fear the most is failure. I fear ruin. I fear being left and not loved. It runs DEEP for me. But as I start to look back over my life, I’ve seen that failure was inevitable. It happened. Again and again.

So, I decided to expect failure rather than pretend like it wasn’t going to happen. This doesn’t mean I gave up. It doesn’t mean I don’t believe in excellence or want an outstanding life, but it does mean I’ve stopped being so darn afraid of failure and freaking out when it happens.

If anything, I’ve failed my way to success. It’s the failures that helped me learn. Failure is just a lesson, it doesn’t mean it’s the end. (Tweet-worthy!)

The only times in my life where I’ve truly failed have been when I’ve chosen to give up, instead of keep going. And at the same time, didn’t want to learn the lesson. When I’ve given up and decided to not see the lesson – that’s when I’ve failed. The good news is, is that failure doesn’t have to be permanent. How did I stop being a failure?

My picking myself back up and learning the lesson. It’s that simple (not always easy, though).

Where in your life have you given up? Where have you decided not to see the lesson and rather complain?

What could the lesson be in the seeming failures in your life and when would NOW be a good time to dust yourself off and try again?

Let me know in the comments down below.

Lots of LOVE from London,

Mastin