Fear of failure holds us back from learning new skills, taking risks, and tackling new challenges. When we approach fear of failure head on, we can experience and learn new things.
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Creative people do more experiements. Their "stroke of genius" don't come about because they succeed more often than others - they just make more attempts, so are more likely to succeed.
The lessons learned from failures may make us smarter—even stronger.
Geniuses like Edison, the Wright brothers, and modern day creatives are not defensive or embarrased about using trial and error. If you ask any seasoned innovator, they will probably have a collection of "war stories" about failures before their success.
It's a myth that creative geniuses like Mozart or scientific geniuses like Darwin rarely failed. Creative geniuses fail often, but rather than stopping, they persevere.
Thomas Edison understood that an experiment that ended in failure was not a failed experiment, as long as constructive learning is gained in the process.
The faster you find weaknesses during the innovation cycle, the faster you can improve.
If you want more success, you have to be prepared to shrug off more failure.
🤔 Creative thinker ✒️ Copywriter & editor 🧠 Infp with ADHD learning productivity 📣 Twitter: @teagandoeswords
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Fear holds us back. We don't ask for a raise in fear of losing our job. We don't have a tough conversation due to fear of conflict. The culprit is our fear of failure.
Once we get comfortable with failing, and use it as a learning experience, we can deal with life and grow exponentially.
Failure is an important part of growth, a valuable learning experience.
But failure is not the goal, it is not something to strive for. It is merely a byproduct of trying new things, taking risks and learning.
People can lose time, money, respect, resources among other things when faced with failure, and that leads to fear-based procrastination. We need to keep in mind that mistakes happen, and only with action and errors does one learn something and moves towards growth.
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