How to Overcome the Fear of Failure


It’s in the human nature to be afraid. It is, as well, in human nature to beat ourselves up because of it. One of the most common fears on the Earth is the fear of failure. It’s totally understandable since the dreamer within refuses the possibility of failure, and its simple mention appears life-threatening.

I’m here to tell you that albeit it’s alright to have fears, you don’t necessarily have to live with them all your life. Just kick them out the door. If they come back, threw them on the window. If this doesn’t work, confront them with your bare hands. One way or another, they will die.

Now, I am not encouraging you to be violent or anything of that sort. Fears usually are due to our subconscious’ attempts are joking around and having fun with us. That’s why I came up with the following three rules which are applicable.

1.Take it as a part of the process!

I’ve also talked about it in an article published on My Trending Story (you might want to check it out, HERE). The moment you stop regarding failure as something abnormal which will pull you back, that moment your life will completely change. Believe it or not, it’s only about the mindset. The more you fear it, the more likely it is to happen.

Failure goes beyond being normal, it is needed. Yes, you read that right.

It’s defeat that teaches us how to succeed and accomplish our dreams. You can whine about it, but give it a try. Embrace failure. Let it kick your butt – if it’s behind you, it will soon pass. Besides, each of us could use a prompt forward. That kick will send you flying maybe, but not behind.

2.Stop complaining!

The problem when it comes to failure is that people are bound to believe it only happens to them.

J.K.Rowling was rejected by twelve editors (SOURCE), Walt Disney was fired because he wasn’t imaginative enough (SOURCE), Marilyn Monroe was told can’t be an actress because she’s not pretty enough, Oprah Winfrey was told she doesn’t fit into television. Can you see where I’m heading to? These people are successful, and they’ve all encountered failure at one point in their life. It didn’t define their worth nor did it make them back down on their dreams.

Stop complaining that failure happens only to you and start doing something about it! Learn from it, use the knowledge, and as Samuel Beckett said: “fail better”.

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

– Samuel Beckett

3.Be daring!

Life is not easy. What you wish for won’t come on a plate to you. You must be brave enough to go after it yourself. Try new things, meet new people, and go to new places. Don’t stagnate!

If you want to succeed, you must have the courage take risks once in a while.

People are going to tell you “You can’t.” Well, prove them wrong. Be daring. Take the challenge and nail it. Also, invest in yourself-read interesting books, talk to others who have succeeded, go to conferences.

We all have a life, but it’s up to us to actually live it.


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2 thoughts on “How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

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