5 Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Failure

Embrace Positivity and Succeed in Life

Do you constantly feel as though you will fail at everything you attempt? Do you fear the worst at all times? Do you avoid competition? Well you don’t have to suffer anymore. Fear is a common feeling among all of us, but many individuals use fear in a positive way to push themselves forward rather than allowing it to hold them back. If you want to learn how to use your fear of failure in a positive manner, check out these tips below:

Practice Positive Self-Talk

Learn how to embrace your past mistakes. Do not be afraid to talk about them and then let them go. Many people have been conditioned to berate themselves as soon as they do anything different from the norm or anything that is not up to par with other people’s standards. It is important to get away from this mindset and allow positive and encouraging thought patterns to form.

Stop Setting the Bar so High

If you have been constantly setting unrealistic expectations for yourself you will constantly feel the fear of failure. The more you set unattainable expectations for yourself the more you will experience failure. Stop pushing yourself so hard and allow yourself to reach goals one at a time. Start with small goals and once you achieve them, move forward onto larger ones.

Realize What You Have Been Missing

When you hold onto your fear of failure, you will most likely miss out on a lot of new opportunities. If you do not take the risk, you will not be able to experience all that life has to offer. Life is a whirlwind of adventure and opportunity and if you stay in one place and do not take any chances, you just might miss some of life’s most amazing adventures.

“Why are you creating this situation for yourself?  What are you trying to avoid? There are no easy answers. However, purpose permeates every experience we have.” – Psychic Giovanna ext. 5214

Think of the Worst-Case Scenario

When we think of the worst-case scenario and put it on the table so that we can face the fear directly, we can let go of any major fear we are feeling. For example, what is the worst thing that can happen when you apply for that job, ask for a raise or ask them out on a date? While it may be heartbreaking to be told no, it is the only outcome that can be the worst scenario of each of those situations. As it has been said by many before, if you do not ask, you will not receive.

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Make Sure You Have a Plan B

If you have a plan b for every great attempt you make in your life, you will be able to reduce your fear of failure. Create a contingency plan and make sure you have a few other options to fall back on. This will allow you to feel more confident in your choices and decisions in life.

Realize that fear is solely an emotion and it will pass. It can either hold us back in life or push us forward if used in a constructive manner. Do not allow it to keep you from living a quality life full of adventure, non-stop learning and fun.

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5 thoughts on “5 Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Failure

  1. Cat

    Having just had dinner with my phenomenally successful ex and his darling wife last night, how pleasant to come upon this article that echoes my fears. Who would I be if not for failures that brought me here. Yes, he also has had amazing failures but rises to the top constantly. I aspire to their wonderul lifestyle–do not know how to go about achieving the thing I most desire and actually excel at but will carry on none the less. The comment by Marc of the UK struck such a tender cord—WELL SAID Britain! And I love Gina Rose, she added wonderful astute quotes. I am forwarding all to my NYC daughter who was just down-sized at her job along with many others. Feeling the loss which I say opens doors she had not seen–new town, new life work? Sometimes the thing we dread happening, happens and we then see it was the best possible outcome for the things we desired.

  2. marc from the uk

    I often look at my life and think ” where is that big car? Where is that big house? Where is that fab life style and money in the bank?” I look at other people who I assume must be better off than me or happier, but then I realise, without all those assumed failures in life I would not of been where I am in life, my rewards are: healthy happy and successful children, a wealth of life challenges and experiences that have and are defining me, still to this day, without these challenges my life would simply be empty, lets imagine all of us, if we have anything we want when we want are we deserving and have we earned it? Let’s not assume wealthy people are happier eh! My wealth is facing my fears and learning to develop and grow slowly but surely.

    Great article

  3. Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Natasha…..GREAT article !!!

    Fear I the biggest ” crippler ” known to mankind, on both a global and individual level. Below are some of my favorite quotes from people who ‘ knew ‘ failure first, before success.

    “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
    ? Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

    “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
    ? F. Scott Fitzgerald

    “The phoenix must burn to emerge.”
    ? Janet Fitch, White Oleander ( MY personal favorite quote )

    “Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.”
    ? Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

    “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”
    ? Henry Ford

    “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”
    ? C.S. Lewis

    “So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
    You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”
    ? J.K. Rowling

    “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”
    ? Denis Waitley

    “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
    ? Thomas A. Edison

  4. Melania

    By the way, I tried to call myself psychic once and my daughter tried to make an appointment in my name on the phone … but both failed ….. do not know what happens. I do not know very well English, and then I turned to my daughter to represent me, but it did not work ….. Is there a problem with the phone line to Romania?

  5. Melania

    So many times I shoved headfirst (without fear) in various actions, and? What do you think happened to me? I took the net! I lost money (which I have not recovered) and even friends …..
    And now I need some more money so I’ll get to what I like …. and often think, if I should do what I want ….. maybe this is not designed me ….. and so on …. I do not know where to take often soon ….. I would say that I’m disoriented,rather…
    Thank you for article!


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