Chapter 26

Conquer The Fear Of Failure

“To make no mistake is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.”
-- Plutarch

So many successful people have found that their failures were an integral part of the journey towards achieving their goals.

Solutions and reasons to overcome the fear of failure:

  • It is most important to believe that as long as you do your best, that it is okay to fail. Sitting back and not taking a shot doesn’t work for anyone. It will get you nowhere. If you fail, the constructive and optimistic approach to failing is to view failure, not as a disaster or the end of the world – rather, view it as an opportunity to learn how to improve and adapt in preparation for your next attempt. Viewing failure as a stepping stone to a successful conclusion tends to trigger your positive mindset to kick in.

If you have an idea for a project or a goal, but never start it, or you abandon it halfway through, you could later have feelings of…