What is Failure?
Oh my Gosh, I am such an idiot. People with a fear of failure throw out that sentence all the time. Smashed their toe into a table leg or tripped over a sidewalk, accidentally say the wrong name to somebody — Oh my God, I'm so stupid. The feeling of being stuck because of the fact that we feel we may not be successful. The panic attack during a presentation, emotions like unnecessary worry, uncertainty, chest tightness, lightheadedness, and sweating — all indicate you have a fear of failure.
Failure is such a controversial topic. It’s the biggest reason, why you don’t pursue the dreams of your heart. How we respond to it, I think really affects our psychological health and well-being.
How To Get Over the Fear of Failure?
It's really all about shifting your perceptions and your beliefs on what you consider failure to be.
I’ll share 3 steps that will help you overcome your fear of failure.
Step #1: Make a List of Your Strengths.
When you make a list of your strengths, you remind yourself of the assets available to overcome your fear. Below, I will give some examples of strengths that can help you come up with your own list: