5 Easy Strategies to Overcome Your Fear of Failure
Your biggest roadblock is likely to be the fear of failure. It has stopped you countless
times and limited your life immensely. This fear stops you from trying anything that
you don’t believe you can be successful at very quickly.
Unfortunately, accomplishing nearly anything worthwhile will have a fair amount
of failure along the way. If you fear failure, you’re underachieving. Guaranteed.
Consider these signs that you might fear failure:
1.You’re not aggressively and enthusiastically pursuing your goals. Hopefully,
you have at least a few goals you’d like to achieve. Are you excitedly pursuing
them each day, or are you finding excuses to “wait until tomorrow” to take an
action? Your hesitancy is a sign that you fear failing.
2.You’re obsessed with being perfect. A need to be perfect at anything is a sign
that you fear failure. This is a common excuse to avoid doing something. It
sounds noble in your head, but it’s just an avoidance technique. There are very
few things in life that need to be perfect.
3.You procrastinate or use other means of sabotaging yourself. We can
unintentionally create circumstances that make it impossible to be successful
or to even begin getting to work. These become convenient excuses for our lack
of effort and progress. Ask yourself why you sabotage yourself? What is the
Overcome your fear of failure and live the life you were meant to live with these
Keep positive outcomes in mind. If you only had positive expectations and
never considered a negative outcome, you couldn’t be afraid. Spend a few
minutes each day imagining the outcome you desire.
Imagine the worst that can happen. Just one time, allow yourself to consider the worst that can happen. Is it really that bad? What could you do to handle that situation? If you have positive expectations and confidence that you can handle the worst outcome, you’ll feel confident to move ahead.Stay present. Aside from imagining positive outcomes for a few minutes each day, keep your mind grounded in the present moment. What is the next step you need to take? Do what needs to be done next and keep your mind on that. If you’re focused on your current work, you can’t be worrying about what might happen later.
4. Acknowledge the positive aspects of failure:
You learn something each time you fail and get better at whatever it is
you’re trying to accomplish.
You become more resilient to failure. Each failure teaches you that failing
isn’t nearly as terrifying as you thought it would be.
You’re actively living your life instead of playing it safe. This is great for
your confidence, self-esteem, and overall life experience.
5. Hang around successful people. When you hang around successful people, you
realize that they do more and fail more than most people. You’ll also notice that
they don’t worry about failing. They give their best effort, fail, readjust, and try
again. They just keep going until they have the results they desire.
How much has a fear of failure negatively impacted your life? It’s probably a lot more
than most of us care to admit!
You can accomplish some pretty amazing things if you’re willing to deal with this
fear. Take the bull by the horns and begin working on your goals each day. Avoid
allowing a silly fear to taint your life experience
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