Allowing Our Fears to Open New Doors

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Guest Post, Intentional

What do you do if you are afraid?

Fear of failure is a common subject that comes up when we discuss setting goals and creating a vision for our life and for our future.

“How can I ever succeed at my job, at blogging, or achieving my dreams when my fears are my biggest obstacle, stopping me in my tracks?”

fear of failureI have spent a lot of time thinking about this. I have faced many fears in my life, the fear of failing is one of the biggest and most difficult to handle. Yet, if we don’t learn how to get past this fear, we cannot move forward.

Then, there is the fear of success. It is a real thing. What if I achieve my goals? Then what? What if I make a mistake?

I wrote an article about How to Overcome Fear of Failure for where I discuss the feeling of falling into a downward spiral of fear and despair and using your own powerful sense of self-perseverance by reaching out for help and listening to your inner-sweetheart to bring you back up through to the top of the spiral. It is just like climbing to the top of a spiral slide, it isn’t easy, but it is possible.

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 When you allow your fears to overcome you, that is failure. If you overcome your fear and open new doors finding new pathways to achieve your dreams, that is success.

I encourage you to turn things around. Learn something new, reach out for help, change your direction. Allow your fears to open the door for you. I know you can do it!

Releasing the fear of failure, or any fear, involves believing that you can. Talk yourself through it. Pray. Meditate. Write. Do whatever works. Try new things.

What are you afraid of? (Picture and quote from

Think Positively, Breathe, and Say:
I am Releasing this fear now
I am Letting this fear melt away now
I am Choosing peace and confidence instead
I am Visualizing a healing light all around me
In this light, the fear melts even more
In this light I am safe and peaceful
I am Safe and Peaceful

Please read my article on Overcoming the Fear of Failure and check out the website for Florida Beach Rehab. There are many more articles and resources there that can help you or your loved ones get professional help and support when you need it most.

If this post and the linked article helped you, please let me know in the comments. #SharetheLove and share this post via Twitter and Facebook.

If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to email me at


Thanks for the comments! I love getting to know you and learning about your journey. Here is the post by Pauline from Life Happens A Lot with reference to Louise Plummer’s essay, “Fear, I Embrace You” from Thoughts of a Grasshopper.

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6 responses to “Allowing Our Fears to Open New Doors”

  1. You point out some great things. Years ago, I read an essay called “Fear, I embrace you.” Trying to remember the author. It’s too early. LOL But I loved it. Helped me get a better sense of when fear was holding me back.

    • mizmeliz says:

      Thank you Pauline. Did you read the full post via the link? I went back and read your post about Dancing with Fear! It is true, we need to thank our fears now and then, for it is in knowing them that we can get past them and really thrive.

  2. Ann says:

    I love reading your posts–they are so inspiring and positive; just like when we talk. You have a way of turning around the most dismal of things and make them look positive!
    Thank you!

  3. Suzette says:

    Great post! I’m always jumping into things with a lot of courage, and fear sets in while I’m in the middle of accomplishing a goal. Finishing what I start is how I get through my fears.

    • mizmeliz says:

      Awesome tip Suzette! We owe it to ourselves to finish what we start. Do you find that it gives you more courage to start the next thing?

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