Many of us are afraid of failing, it is a normal part of human nature.
But when you allow that fear to stop you from going after your goals, you need to have a little chat with yourself.
Fear of failure can make you controlling, rigid and inflexible. You become blind to opportunities and possibilities because you *think* things should only be a certain way.
How to overcome the fear of failure
It is possible to overcome your fear of failure by challenging your existing mindset and stretching your comfort zone.
1. Reassess your goals
Take a look at the goals you set for yourself. When your goals are too ambitious, or when you have too many goals, you are setting yourself up for failure. You lose confidence in your abilities to be successful when you struggle to achieve the goals you set for yourself. It causes you to give up before you even start.
2. Be kinder to yourself
We all have a critical inner voice, that can be judgmental, negative and disapproving of us. Your inner critic is supposed to keep you
3. Stop resisting, simply surrender and feel the fear
When you try to not feel fear or discomfort by resisting, you end up
It’s not the failure you fear
We aren’t afraid of failing. We are afraid of what will happen when we fail.
You can literally freak yourself out by the stories you tell yourself, or the pictures you make in your head.
Fortunately, even if you struggle with your fear of failure, you are not doomed to a life of disappointment. Like many things, it is something about yourself that you can work on, and change.