Yes, that’s right, the “F” words. FEAR of FAILURE.
Fear of Failure is the number 1 limiting belief that stops people from learning, doing, and trying new things. That stops us from going after our passions and reaching our goals. We let the IDEA (which is fear) of failure stop us from even starting something. Let’s reaaally think about this and break it down. You are literally letting a THOUGHT in our head, something that hasn’t even happened yet, psychically stop you from doing something. Sounds funny when you think it about it like that huh. Don’t worry, you are not alone.
So how do you overcome this fear of failure?
Let’s look at babies. When babies are little and trying to take their first steps what do they do? You constantly see them holding onto something while trying to stick that foot out there and get the courage to let go. They do this for a while and then next think you know they take that step! And what usually happens…they fall right?? But after that they are cruising and walking all other the place! Wiggly, wobbly, still falling here and there, but they are still going right? All it took was that FIRST step and that first fall to get rid of that fear. For the brain to realize “ok maybe that’s not so bad after all.”
Take the first step guys! Realize that that the fear of failure is just that, a thought. A thought that hasn’t happened yet, a thought that we no doubt make bigger and bigger by thinking the “fall” is much worse than it actually is.
Stop looking at what could go wrong, and starting think about what can go RIGHT!