Failing is something that everyone is afraid of. It's not just the act of failing but the judgement from others that literally scares the crap out of me. To put yourself out there is a scary thing. Just typing this out I'm starting to get a little stressed out! To have what you hoped and dream for fail right in front of you is so heartbreaking. Failing is something that is on every entrepreneur's mind. It's good to be a little scared of failing but don't let it consume you.
I'll be honest with you. I have failed. I have failed a lot actually. I got fired from a job, I've gotten turn down for jobs and internships, I've totally stopped on a run and felt like a huge failure, etc. etc. All of these things to me, felt like failures. It was a big ol slap in the face. I used to get really upset when I failed but now I try to learn something from it!
I know it can be really hard, but embrace failing if it happens to you. You are going to be okay. Things will be okay. And guess what? You just learned a ton about what NOT to do. That is one amazing thing about being out on your own rocking your business. You can fail without your company flipping out. When you are working for someone else, they don't take failing as lightly as you will. You lose a huge client, they can potentially fire you or take you off of a specific account, etc. You have the beauty of being your own boss and learning what is working for you and what doesn't. This is huge.
Don't ever think that just because you failed you are not good enough or you suck. That is just not true. You are a bad ass entrepreneur out there helping people. It takes skill, talent and a ton of hard work to get where you are. That says something about you. Think of failing as an outcome you weren't expecting. PLOT TWIST!
When you fail, you learn. This is the most important thing. You learn what you did wrong. You learned to not do that again. You will learn how to do it correctly and watch, you are going to be so successful. So get out there, fail! Fail, learn and then go kick some major ass!