How to eliminate the fear of failure?
Fear is an important human emotion. It keeps the human race survive and thrive over the course of time.
However, the excessive amount of fear curtails human goals. In fact, many people, despite having all the capabilities, failed because of fear.
Most of the time, failure comes not from our incapability but because we are so afraid of something. Sadly, most of the time, we are afraid of the unknown.
For some people, the fear of failing is stronger than their desire to win. As a result, they never realized most of their goals in life.
Fortunately, you can always change the course of your life. You can control fear and hunt your own dreams.
In this article, I listed three ways you can use to help you eliminate your fear. However, depending on you, these three ways may not be easy. But if you apply these principles, a positive change will most likely happen in your life.
2. Clear mindset
The reason why most people struggle to achieve their goal is that they make it so vague. They know they want to achieve something, but they can’t define it clearly.
The problem with a vague goal is that your mind will not be able to focus. Remember that our brain can not attend to many stimuli simultaneously. If you have so many things going on in your day to day activity, your brain does not know where and what to do next.
Focus is one of the most vital ingredients of success. Just do one thing over a course of time. But you can only do that if you can clearly define what is it that you want to do.
Define your goal in your own terms. Make it simple and doable. Be realistic. You know better what you can do than anybody else. Have a clear mindset.
2. Learn the truth about failure
What makes failure scary is the very fact that it can hurt. Yes, it can. And it will. It will hurt you. But remember this, if you failed and hurt so badly, it means that you already tried something. You’ve done what you ought to do.
Most people who have a tremendous fear of failure never started something. And yet, they already scared to death. They don’t even know what it feels like to be a “failure”.
The golden lesson about failure is that it gives us strength. The pain that you experienced will make you stronger. So if the same instance will cross your way, you are not the same person anymore. At that time, you are bigger than your fear of failure. You are bigger than the pain itself.
Before sailing towards your goal, you need to understand first that failure is a big part of the process. No one became successful without failing. Sometimes you lose big and win small. But the battle is not about failure, it’s about understanding the significance of failure itself.
3. Finding your support system
If somebody will say to you that he/she is a self-made millionaire, do not believe in him/her. Why? Because no one wins in any arena of life – alone.
Even if you strive to succeed in your goals on your own, still you are not alone. There are people around you. You may have a family, a circle of friends, or special someone.
People who are close to you are your strength. They strengthen you not only financially but also emotionally. In short, they are your support system.
A bad situation can become easy if you know there are people who are ready to support you even if you fail.
We are all travelers in this life. We are not alone. We have fellow travelers who carry the same weight of the burden. If you felt tired, just look at them. You will notice that those who were able to reach their destination are those who never stop walking.
So don’t stop no matter how hard your journey might be. Eliminate your fear of failure. Just take a small yet consistent step towards your goal. And everything that you want, my friend, will be handed to you.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.