Failure to Launch 

On a day to day basis it may seem that one friend or another is either announcing a new business launch or linking you to their brand new website. Yet another associate has just written a book or started giving motivational seminars. 

Instead of being supportive or just plain happy for them you may find yourself feeling a lot of negative emotions. Perhaps you feel annoyed at being tagged in yet another post or frustrated with their need to share every little thing. 

Instead of assisting in the positive vibe, you indulge in petty gossip, malicious thoughts or worse. You may try to bring them back to reality by telling them everything that can go wrong, or why their new venture is just not going to work. Remember that old saying, if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all? Perhaps you should use it. 

Sometimes we need to take a good hard look at what is really going on. Why is someone else’s leap of faith putting us on edge? Has it ever occurred to you that deep down your frustration has nothing to do with the other person and it’s really all about you? That step of faith someone else is willing to take may just bother you because of your own failure to launch. 

Stop letting your own fears and insecurities prevent you from jumping. Take a good hard look in the mirror. What are your dreams and goals? How can you achieve them? Instead of feeling angry or frustrated at others for going after what they want in life, it’s time to go after your own! What are you waiting for?

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