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Adam Grant

"Ultimately, what we regret is not failure, but the failure to act."

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MORE IDEAS FROM How To Make Progress When You Are Terrified

New projects can feel overwhelming, so imagining how you will get from start to finish it hard.

But you don't have to do it all in a day. Pick one small thing that will take you closer to your goal. And focus on that.

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Putting yourself out there is very uncomfortable for most of us.

But try to remember that discomfort is pretty normal. It's just a feeling, nothing more. So allow yourself to feel uncomfortable and accept that the feeling doesn’t mean you should stop trying that new thing your considering.

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Thinking about our past mistakes usually brings us feelings of despair.

You can stop this by reframing your past failures by recognizing that you did the best you could with the information that you had at that time.

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Everyone has a dream. But not everyone is brave enough to act on it.

Be proud of your courage to start a new project.

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UNDERSTANDING FEAR OF FAILURE

The fear of failure is one of the most common forms of fear. It holds you back in life. It causes you to procrastinate, to avoid, to play safe, and ultimately to self-sabotage yourself.

So, the fear of failure is the emotional response from the brain to the perspective of pains in the forms of embarrassment, rejection, disappointment, or loss of money, social relations, credibility, or self-esteem.

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“The hard choices—what we most fear doing, asking, saying—these are very often exactly what we most need to do.”

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