How to Conquer Your Fear of Failure

by dena on May 5, 2014

Have you ever let the fear of failure stop you from doing something new or exciting? Don’t let the fear of failure hold you back any longer or allow it to stop you from enjoying life. You can conquer your fear, and this is how:

feet-1302426-mWhat’s the worst thing that could happen? This simple question is often what sparks our fear of failure. We begin analyzing and picking apart every possible mistake or fault. Next time you find yourself beginning to overanalyze, stop! Take a deep breath and instead ask, “What’s the best thing that could happen?” Focus on this instead.

Be positive and optimistic. Your inner voice is a powerful influence in your decisions and actions. If your inner voice begins to sound negative, kick it to the curb with positive thoughts instead. Tell yourself you will succeed, you will be fine, and you will conquer your fear!

You’re going to make mistakes. It may happen, you may mess up. It’s not uncommon to make a few mistakes here and there. But don’t let your past failures prevent you from trying again. Learn from these mistakes and use them to improve. Consider your mistakes opportunities for self growth.

Change how you approach failure. We often equate failure to a negative aspect of ourselves, a flaw. Instead, think of failure as a life lesson, or as a chance to better ourselves. By changing how we think of failure we help to put our minds at ease and reduce the fear.

Reach out for help. If your fear becomes too overwhelming, reach out for help. Talk to a friend or family member about your concerns. Sometimes just talking about your fear can help you to overcome it. You may even realize you’re worrying over nothing once you speak the fear out loud.

What advice do you have for someone who may be allowing a fear of failure to hold them back? Let us know in the comments, or join our community on Facebook.

Blissings, Dena

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