How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

Start by changing how you see failure. It’s not your enemy — it’s your greatest ally.

Kevin Buddaeus
Curious

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The fear of failure is what leads to failure. We all suffer from it. There are no exceptions. But for each one of us, failure means an entirely different thing.

Being afraid to fail is not bad. But you’re afraid of the wrong kind of failure, and it’s holding you back. You fear not being good enough. You fear failing despite your best efforts. You fear losing way more than you love winning.

You let that irrational fear take control over your life. You may end up having less tomorrow than you have today and this prevents you from trying. But you completely miss the fact that what you have today is far less than you deserve.

It’s time to redirect that fear and use it to your advantage.

Don’t try to get rid of your fear

Understand that the fear of failure is more damaging than failure itself. If you want to succeed, you need to deal with that fear.

But here’s the catch. I don’t mean you should overcome your fear. Instead, embrace your fear. Feel it. It’s an important part of you.

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Kevin Buddaeus
Curious

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