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The Psychology of It's OK to Fail

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The Psychology of It's OK to Fail
It's questionable whether my fear of risk and failure was innate or taught through my parents risk-averse personalities, or both. I've been competitive from a young age, despite not being athletic, instead opting for art competitions and securing speaking/singing roles in school plays.

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Fear of Failure

People are considered sub-par or 'not up to the mark' if they are not good at the preset measurements and examinations, which are designed by others, that have a risk-averse outlook towards life.

To find true success in life, you have to be taught a healthy appreciation of failure, and freedom to create your path, free from preset guidelines or rules.

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Being Average 

Being average should not be looked down upon. There are a lot of successful people, who are good at what they do and are average at best.

Being consistent and reliable is more important than being exceptional. We should know our strengths and weaknesses, and move smartly towards success.

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Failing is key to success

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Bad behaviors cascade

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Standing out of the crowd

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