Motivational Monday: Failure

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”

-J. K. Rowling


I will admit that I don’t like taking risks. I live life pretty cautiously and try my best to avoid situations in which I will feel like I was unsuccessful.

Starting this blog was one of those situations. I teetered back and forth for months on whether or not I should do it. It took a lot of encouragement from friends, family and my husband. While I would love to say that seven months later I am so glad that I started this blog, I can’t. I still struggle weekly with whether or not starting this blog was the right thing to do. That isn’t because I don’t love blogging, but because I am so afraid of failing. That fear of failure has gotten me off course with my blog and the reason why I created it.

Over the past few weeks I have done a lot of thinking about whether or not I should keep going. I came very close to deleting Living Taylored, but then I realized that wasn’t going to fix the problem. Deleting Living Taylored won’t keep me from failing in the future or taking risks. Instead, it keeps my from doing something I love. This fear of failing and creating something unsuccessful has led me astray from what I want Living Taylored to be.

I am choosing now to get back on track. I don’t want to be so afraid of failing that I stop living and enjoying life. I am going to be making some changes to Living Taylored to get the blog back to what I intended it to be. I will be sharing more this week about the true reason and purpose of creating Living Taylored.

Whatever your goals and dreams are, do not let the fear of failure keep you from truly living!



14 thoughts on “Motivational Monday: Failure

  1. Great post, Taylor! I think we all struggle with this especially when it comes to what we are passionate about. We don’t want to fail doing something we love. My opinion is that if you love it and it brings you joy, you can’t fail. That doesn’t mean things will turn out exactly as you plan but it’s a success because you are doing something you love! xo Bryn

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  2. I feel the same way sometimes! Thank you for your vulnerability and encouragement. Can’t wait to see what you do with this blog!

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  3. One of the reasons I am so proud of you is your ability to be true to yourself. You haven’t ever been that girl that needed to wear what or act like the other girls were. You’re so incredibly beautiful and passionate about truly making the world a better place. I am excited to watch your life unfold from the front row!!! I have the best seat in the house! Love you, Taylor!

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