Fear of Failure
Never be afraid to ask questions
Being able to ask questions without fear of sounding stupid can be the difference between success and failure.
Applying a bit of pseudo psychology, we all have insecurities in one form or another. Put simply, we have evolved as a species in part due to the apprehension and cautiousness of our ancestors.
These inherent insecurities can leave us feeling unable or unwilling to ask a question, no matter how beneficial the answer is. I have a theory on insecurity and how it is one of the single biggest threats to relationships and general wellbeing, but I’ll cover that at a later date.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Translation ; doing something when you’re not afraid is easy.
Doing something even when it terrifies you is real bravery.
Practicing mindfulness helps to confirm this theory. I’m usually fully aware of any apprehension or fear when making decisions, but always try to continue on anyway. It’s probably one of the most useful and commonly used techniques available to me.
And just to be clear, we’re talking about daily challenges rather than debilitating phobias.
In short… it’s ok to be scared, just don’t let the fear of failure override your curiosity and ability to ask the right questions and do what you think is right .