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What Is Fear of Failure?

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 causes many people to unconsciously sabotage their chances for success.

If you are afraid of failure, it will cause you to avoid potentially harmful situations.

Fear of failure keeps you from trying, creates self-doubt , stalls progress, and may lead you to go against your morals.

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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 better if you’ve already had a chance to mentally prepare for what could happen.

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.

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

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.

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 name.

The old adage is solid wisdom:

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

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 opportunity to make changes and grow.

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

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