Why You Have the Fear of Failure (And How to Overcome It) - Deepstash
What Is Fear of Failure?

Nobody enjoys failing. Fear of failure can be so strong that avoiding failure eclipses the motivation to succeed. Insecurity about doing things incorrectly cause...

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Why You Have the Fear of Failure (And How to Overcome It)

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#1. Figure out Where the Fear Comes From

Ask yourself what the root cause of your negative belief could be.

Write down where you think the fear comes from, and try to understand it as an outsider.

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2. Reframe Beliefs About Your Goal

Having an all or nothing mentality leaves you with nothing sometimes. Have a clear vision for what you’d like to accomplish but include learning something new in your goal.

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Fail early and Fail fast.

At Pixar, people are actually encouraged to “fail early and fail fast.”

They encourage experimentation and innovation so that they can stay on the cutting edge. That mindset ...

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3. Learn to Think Positive

In many cases, you believe what you tell yourself. Your internal dialogue affects how you react and behave.

Our society is obsessed with success, but it’s important t...

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Inspirations

Walt Disney was once fired from a newspaper because they thought he lacked creativity. He went on to found an animation studio that failed. He never gave up, and now Disney is a household n...

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4. Visualize all Potential Outcomes

Uncertainty about what will happen next is terrifying. Take time to visualize the possible outcomes of your decision. Think about the best and worst-case scenarios. You’ll feel bet...

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5. Look at the Worst-Case Scenario

There are times when the worst case could be absolutely devastating. In many cases, if something bad happens, it won’t be the end of the world.

It’s important to define how bad the wo...

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6. Have a Backup Plan

The old adage is solid wisdom:

“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.”

Having a backup plan gives you more confidence to move forward and take calculated risks.

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7. Learn From Whatever Happens

Things may not go the way you planned, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ve failed. Learn from whatever arises. Even a less than ideal situation can be a great opp...

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Thomas A. Edison

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” 

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Henry Ford

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

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Zig ziglar

F-E-A-R has two meanings: 'Forget Everything And Run' or 'Face Everything And Rise. ' The choice is yours.”

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