Most of the time in our life when we have to start something new or when we need to change something, the fear of failure always push us to back foot. We even do not try for once.
This is true that fear of failure varies person to person. But some similarities among them you can notice are:
1. Lack of confidence.
2. Lack of self esteem
When we talk about fear of failure,first we should try to understand the term failure. Because failure can not be same for all. Due to different types of belief system, upbringing and values or types of goal settings failure also have different definition for different person.Sometimes from a bitter experience of past holds you to back step.
But failure is not the end. Suppose you failed on your first attempt,what will be your next move? Give up? Choice is yours. You can give up by saying your are less worthy or you can learn from your failure to make your second attempt . Your lesson from your failure can teach you how to grow and how to avoid making the same mistake again.
‘It is not failure itself that
holds you back ;it is the fear
of failure that parelyzes you’
Before your fear of failure paralyze you lets see how can overcome fear of failure.
Lack of inspiration is a cause of fear for failure. You can take inspiration from those great winners who had successfully overcome it. Read those true stories of winners who had learned from their failures. Learn from their journey.All these things will surely inspire you if you decide to be inspired . Otherwise all inspiration will fed up. Along with others inspirational stories read your mind also.Try to find what is your strength and weakness. Focus on your strength and let your weakness take some rest.
Learn to take Risks.
Like failure the concept of risk varies person to person.
We often say ,’why should I take risk?’ or ‘ I don’t want to take risk.’ Well..you are not wrong.Because you can not behave irresponsible or you can not be gambling foolishly to achieve somthing. Success involves taking calculated risk. So you must know the boundaries. You have your own understanding and strength to identify the responsible risks. Because resposible risk taking is based on knowledge and confidence.
You can choose to be posotive. You can control your thoughts by repeating positivity in your mind. Because if you want negative results then you can only think negative. Choice is yours. Think honestly what do you want. Because sometime staying negative is more comfortable than staying positive.
Get out of your comfort zone.
Most of the time we feel so uncomfortable when we need to change or start something new. Then we start to hate the change and avoid to get out of our comfort zone. But remember ,this comfort zone is vitamin for your fear. It feeds your fear and your fear become larger than earlier . So break the comfort zone to overcome your fear.
Learn to accept failure.
You need to accept your failure. If you have tried once and you failed,don’t ran away or don’t blame anyone. Take the responsibility and accept the failure. Because your failure will teach you where you made the mistakes and where you should put your strength
Unless and untill you become wrong you cannot discover the right.
“You always pass failure on your way to success .”
If you are now a positive person,you are able to adopt a positive attitude then you need something more to overcome the fear of failure. Because positive thinking alone is not enough. You need to practise visualisation . Make a clear picture in your mind what you are doing after achieving your goal. Research has shown that visualisation is the effective way to overcome fear of failure.
So you have all basic action steps to overcome your fear Of failure. Next time before you say no to start some where or to do something new ,think for a while. Build positivity , take the resposible risk, break the comfort zone and visualise where you are after achieving your goal. If you fail do not quit. Learn from your mistakes and bounce back.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”