Overcoming the Fear of failure

In every culture and in almost every aspect of life, there will be a fear of failure.

Even the greatest humans of all time in different walks of life have had the very same fear of failure as you have, but the trick is to learn how to use that energy and to turn it into something positive.

If you do not have some sort of fear, then you are most likely not human. This is because we, as humans, are wired to have fear as a defense mechanism, but once you are able to turn this fear into energy towards succeeding, you will then start to see the amazing changes in your life.

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something, but I can’t accept not trying ~ Michael Jordan

Depending on what the situation is, when you have a fear of failure, it most likely comes from the fact that you are lacking confidence, but a lack of confidence is something that can be overcome.

If you are confident in your craft, then you will have less fear of failure. The goal here is to have very little fear and to basically try to get as close to “fearless” as possible. This is accomplished generally through education. Learning all you can about your craft, your niche, your product and become an ambassador of that craft, niche of product.

The closer you get to that euphoric state, then you will start to see that life was never too difficult after all. Once you get into the habit of always fearing failure, you will never open yourself up to ever feeling what success feels like.

You need to realize that every problem has a solution and only time will reveal the answer.

Success is not final, Failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts ~ Winston Churchill

If for some reason you do “fail,” remember that this is only to test your patience because as cliche as it may sound, things will happen for a reason, no matter how bad things seem.

A sports person will likely watch back their failures more than their successes to work out what they did wrong, what they could have done better and what they will do in the future, they do not dwell on the failure but will use it as a learning curve to become better at what they do.

So you need to be thankful for every moment of your life and to remember that success and failure should be greeted with open arms.

When you have this in mind, you will inevitably lose the fear of failure because you know that everything will happen for a reason.

Have you any stories of how you overcame the fear of failure? We would love to hear about them below in the comments.

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