Failure is not the opposite of success. Failure is part of success. It is a stubborn teacher; whose aim is to drive you to success. Failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it. Every teacher has only one primary objective; to educate. There is no true success without the experience of failure. When you stop being a slave to your fears, you will get to understand that failure is not fatal, but actually success in progress. It is an opportunity to learn the rules of the game again. Have the freedom to fail without condemning yourself. Learn to utilize the lessons learned from failure that will drive you to success.
Take a look at five (5) ways to overcome fear of failure;
1. Don’t be a slave to your fears.
Choose faith over fear. Don’t let your fears intimidate you. You are in complete control of your life. The best way to affect a man’s life is through his thinking. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change. Change the way you look at life’s situations. See that you are the victor not the victim. See that you are in complete control of your life. When you learn to walk in the light of this perspective, you will get to understand that the word failure is actually success in progress. Don’t be a slave to your fears.
2. Don’t strive to meet expectations.
Expectation is the root of all heartache. The more you strive to meet up with the expectations of others, the more you limit yourself. Expectation fuels frustration. It frustrates one to the point you believe you aren’t good enough. Just because you try to meet up with certain expectations and can’t, doesn’t mean you are a failure. You don’t need the validation of others in order to succeed. Don’t limit yourself. Expect less from people and situations so you can be free from the snares of frustration.
3. Don’t force things.
There is a natural order in which things are meant to flow. When you try to force things to happen outside its natural order, it usually breaks down. At this point one would say “the worst has happened”. Most times, people force things to happen just because they are afraid to fail. They are afraid that all they worked so hard to accomplish would fail. You shouldn’t be scared to fail. Failure is not condemnation. It is the opportunity to go after what you want again. With this knowledge you will understand that success is a journey, not a destination. This should give you some peace when going after what you want. Learn not to force things. Let things flow naturally.
4. Don’t fear the future.
When you are always afraid of the future, it clearly shows that you are still afraid of your past. You are afraid that certain parts of the past will happen again. You fear repeating the past again. At this point, you need to come to the realization that you still cling to the past. Don’t let your past fears decide your future. Don’t let the fear of what could happen make nothing happen. Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. Let go of your past regrets, so that you can be free to create the life you want. Give yourself the chance to move forward. Don’t fear the future.
5. Don’t hold negative thoughts.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought in your life again. You are a reflection of your thoughts. What you believe you become. Like we said earlier, the best way to affect a man’s life is through his thinking. In order to change your life, you must change your thoughts. All that we are is a result of our thoughts. Life goes in the direction of our thoughts. Don’t hold negative thoughts, for they will only produce negative results. Think positive at all times. Think like a winner.
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