Overcoming Fear of Failure and Changing for the Better

Fear of failure lurks around the corner for obvious factors. People want success and yet only those who are brave enough to begin overcoming fear of failure are the ones able to rise above their fears, and attain whatever objectives and goals they have set for themselves.

For those who were conquered with this fear, they are prevented from realizing and reaching their full potential.

The most devastating element required for overcoming fear of failure is one’s inability to take criticism or feedback well.

Rather, they have the tendency to magnify the errors they have developed along the journey, until it overtakes their mind such that it is too tough to let go of them.

There are also instances in which being afraid of failure is so tremendous, that people tend to limit themselves to the point of not pursuing their goals and dreams.

This is why I urge you to learn breathing meditation, or mindfulness training to reach your real inner Self and let go of what holds you back.

Dealing with Fear of Failure

Why is overcoming fear of failure so important?

Unless you are able to let go of being afraid of failure, then you are unable to achieve your desired outcome.

Oftentimes, failure anxiety produces unfavorable ideas that limit you from reaching your full potential.

But by dealing with fear of failure you’ll discover that you absolutely can reach your full potential.

The Course in Miracle states, “Be not afraid, my child, but let your world be gently lit by miracles.”

When you consciously work at facing fear and letting go of it, you are able to supply yourself more flexibility to do exactly what you need to do, and be successful at it once you are brave enough to do something about this failure anxiety.

After all, this is how successful people grow and is of the habits of highly influential people everywhere.  

Here are some basic ways to overcome fear of failure:

Do something about overcoming fear of failure

Fear of failure immobilizes you.

You end up being so finished up with the anxiety fear that you will ultimately stop working that you rather not try.

When you don’t try, you neither prosper nor fail.

Make that definitive action to conquering your fear.

If you should fail, then you will create awareness of the aspects that will contribute towards your success.

If you are successful, then you can reward yourself with that.

The Course in Miracles teaches, “Refuse to be part of fearful dreams whatever form they take, for you will lose identity in them.”

Discover Alternatives

There are a number of elements that contribute as to why you stop working on prospering at doing something.

The most crucial step you can take is never to associate your failure anxiety with yourself.

(I feel this related article is appropriate here for, how to take steps to change your life by considering action verbs for your way to success.)  

Learning from Failure

This can be a tremendous boost from the experience and one of the more reliable ways to let go of this fear.

Instead of putting all the blame on yourself as to why you failed in your endeavors, take it as a learning experience.

The miracle of taking action on your dreams will allow you to avoid failure anxiety in the future yet once again.

Think about the following questions as they can supply the responses you might have to overcoming fear of failure:

Where did you find mistakes?

How may you prevent the mistake from happening?

Where can I learn from this and begin changing for the better?

Changing for the Better

Failures should constantly be equated into a knowing experience. That way, you have more opportunities to learn and do better.

After all, if you have not experienced any kind of failure, then you would not have the means towards changing for the better.

In terms of conquering fear, it is essential that you learn ways to challenge and overcome them.

Otherwise, you could wind up duplicating the same mistake, or worse, that your fear of failure might prevent you from following your objectives and goals.

Reaching your Full Potential

Individuals want success, and yet only those who are brave enough to begin overcoming fear of failure, are the ones able to rise above the adversities that get in the way.

They will reach full potential and most of the time will attain whatever objectives and goals they pursue for themselves.

There are likewise circumstances wherein the failure anxiety is so immense that people tend to limit themselves to the point of not attempting for fear of failing.

So, that being said, again, unless you are able to start dealing with fear of failure, you are unable to reach your full potential and have the outcome you truly desire.

(Here’s a related article I suggest on why it’s important to choose the life you want to live and not settling for less.)  

To rising above being afraid of failure,

James Nussbaumer

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