Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try. True failure is not the inability to accomplish a task, true failure is never giving yourself the opportunity to try. The one who fails and learns from his failure is better than the one who never gave himself the chance to begin.
The key to progress is having the audacity to begin a task before you feel you are ready to commence, and trusting yourself to solve whatever challenges that presents itself. There is no better time to begin a task than now. The more you procrastinate, the further it gets to accomplish it.
Give yourself the permission to try without the fear of failure. You won’t be regarded as a failure because you couldn’t accomplish a task, you will be called a failure because you gave up on yourself and your dreams.
Take a look at four (4) effective methods to conquer fear of failure;
1. Quit Procrastinating.
Nothing steals your time as much as procrastination. Procrastination is well known as the thief of time. Procrastination increases your fear of failure. The more time you waste procrastinating, the more afraid you will be of failure, and the less likely you will be to start.
Don’t wait until the next day before you do something that can be done today. Don’t wait until later before you begin that task that has been on your mind for some time now. The more you procrastinate on doing something, the more your fear of failure to accomplish it increases. Quit procrastinating. Do it now.
2. Stop being a perfectionist.
Perfectionism slows progress. A perfectionist spend so much time on small differences at the expense of other important things. Don’t be a perfectionist. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. Embrace the fear that you will certainly make a mistake. Focus on making effective progress rather than achieving perfection.
Being a perfectionist can sometimes prevent you from getting started on a task. The idea of wanting everything to go perfectly as planned, can stop you from getting started because you fear you might make a mistake or do something wrong. No one regards a perfectionist until he is able to get things done. Conquer your fear of failure by stop being a perfectionist.
3. Give yourself permission to fail.
Failure is not the opposite of success but part of it. If you keep seeing failure as fatal, you will be afraid to start up anything meaningful. Give yourself the permission to fail. Failure is the opportunity to try again, but this time with more experience. You will learn more from failure than you could ever learn from success.
Conquer your fear of failure by giving yourself the permission to fail. When you give yourself the permission to fail, you in turn give yourself the permission to succeed. If you never failed, you never learned; and if you never learned, you will never grow.
4. Stay focused on your goals.
Let your faith be bigger than your fears. The fears you don’t face becomes your limit. Conquer your fear of failure by staying focused on your goals. Stay focused on accomplishing your goals in order to block out negative thoughts.
Don’t let your mind be idle for an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. An idle mind breads fear and fear prevents you from taking any action. Don’t listen to your fears. There is nothing to be afraid of. Stay focused and knock your goals down.
Thanks for reading.
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To be honest, it’s quite difficult for a perfectionist to give himself the permission to fail. Just because he doesn’t want to fail, he won’t take any action. The fear of failure is very real and people live with it everyday. Thanks for sharing these amazing insights. I read all your blogs, you are doing a great job Simobel, keep it up!
Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from becoming the person you were destined to be. Learn to conquer your fear of failure.