If your confidence has taken a blow because of a recent failure, commit to trying to build it back up. Visualization is a powerful tool to building confidence and changing your mindset toward success. A recent study looking at brain patterns in weightlifters found that the parts of the brain activated when a weightlifter lifted hundreds of pounds were also activated when they only imagined lifting.
If failure has you in a slump, take a step back and consider your choices: do you stop trying? Or do you move forward? What is propelling you? Once you find that compelling reason, you’ll see that your only choice is to forge ahead.
… on fell flat, you received some discouraging feedback at your job, or your relationship is a mess. Until you realize you have no other choice but to try again and succeed, you’ll keep procrastinating and will be too terrified to begin again.