Many of us, without realizing it, are manifesting our own failures. We have this intention of pursuing our dreams, but then we also instantly think of a back up plan in case it doesn’t work out. The instant you come up with a back up plan, the instant you fall back to your back up plan, you are manifesting your own failure. You are already thinking, believing, and behaving as if your dreams won’t work out, or aren’t worth the trouble of pursuing.

As a result, we take on jobs that we don’t really want, and we say our dreams are our “hobbies” or “something we do on the side.” What you say about yourself becomes your reality. All of a sudden, your passion actually becomes your hobby. Soon, your regular job takes up so much time that you don’t have time for your passions anymore. Now your back up plan has become your only plan, and your dreams are forever on the back burner.

We retreat to our back up plans because we are afraid that our passions won’t make enough money in the short run. Creating a back up plan means you foresee failure. If you are driven by fear, you will manifest your fears. Chasing after your dreams doesn’t guarantee success, but planning for your failure guarantees your failure.

You can either choose to be driven by your fears, or you can choose to be driven by your passion. But you can’t do both. The quickest way of getting run over is to stay in the middle of the road. Rather than planning your failure, plan for your success instead. Make adjustments to your plans as you go along, but let fear be your backseat driver. Stay on course. Stick with your original plan to succeed.

Author's Bio: 

Young (aka Young B. Kim) is a writer, artist, serial entrepreneur, and the creator of ideavist™. Young's mission is to help people make their ideas happen through his writing, coaching, consultations, and through speaking engagements on ideation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.