1. Get to the root of the fear of failure - Deepstash
1. Get to the root of the fear of failure

1. Get to the root of the fear of failure

Write down what in the past caused you to be afraid to fail. Now, look back at this situation and realize that failing is okay.

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3. Learn from failure

Every time you make a mistake, there’s a lesson to learn. It doesn’t mean you suck at life!

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4. Redefine failure

What do you think of when you imagine failing? Not achieving a certain result or outcome?

We are taught that failure is horrible, and you should avoid it at all costs. But this is wrong! It’s not bad at all; it’s one of the ingredients to success. Redefine failure to mean giving up on your dream and quitting.

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6. Change your story

At the core of your fear are long-held, negative belief patterns. These thoughts keep you from changing your life. You’ve thought this way for so long that it’s become entrenched in your subconscious, and now you believe them. But, you can retrain your brain to think optimistic thoughts.

Tell yourself an encouraging story often enough, and soon you’ll believe it. That’s how you trained your mind to think negatively in the first place, so you know it works!

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5. Focus on what you can control

You can’t control the outcome of everything you do. But, there are skills and things you can learn to prepare yourself beforehand. So, do whatever you can to give yourself the best chance possible.

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2. Fail your way to success

Failure isn’t as horrible as you might think. It’s actually a step towards success.

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7. Have patience on your journey to excellence

You can’t expect to try something and instantly be amazing at it. Those you admire weren’t awesome when they started either. Mastery takes time! It also takes a ton of mistakes to reach the top.

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What is fear of failure

The fear of failure, which is sometimes referred to asatychiphobia, is an irrational and persisting fear of failing.

  • Sometimes this fear might emerge in response to a specific situation. In other cases, it might be related to another mental health condition such as anxiety or depression.

The fear of failure may also be related to being a perfectionist Because perfectionists have such high expectations for how they expect things to turn out, they may experience a nagging fear that they won't live up to those often unrealistically high standards.

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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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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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