It was Shakespeare who said, “What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
When I first started this blog, I knew that I wanted to share some of my worldview with you.
I had no idea what that would look like though, and I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to blog about.
I was annoying myself with my indecision, and so I stuck my fear of failure in my pocket and I just started.
Of course, I had to call my blog something, and I went with a name that explained what I was doing: a bit of blogging.
It is now a few months down a line, and as life has unfolded (as it does) I am delighted that I now have a *real* name for my blog, which encapsulates my worldview:
I believe that we can consciously create the li
fe that we want, through our mindset, choices andactions. These mindsets, choices andactions are the habits which define us.
Welcome to HabitVox 🙂
My fear of failing made me procrastinate before, and who knows, it might happen again. I have some thoughts on how to deal with it when it does, and I want to share this with you.
Fear of failure
Many of us are afraid of failing, it is a normal part of human nature.
But when you allow that fear to stop you from going after your goals, you need to have a little chat with yourself.
Fear of failure can make you controlling, rigid and inflexible. You become blind to opportunities and possibilities because you *think* things should only be a certain way.
How to overcome fear of failure
It is possible to overcome your fear of failure by challenging your existing mindset and stretching your comfort zone.
1. Reassess your goals
Take a look at the goals you set for yourself. When your goals are too ambitious, or when you have too many goals, you are setting yourself up for failure. You lose confidence in your abilities to be successful when you struggle to achieve the goals you set for yourself. It causes you to give up before you even start.
2. Be kinder to yourself
We all have a critical inner voice, that can be judgmental, negative and disapproving of us. Your inner critic is supposed to keep you
3. Stop resisting, simply surrender and feel the fear
When you try to not feel fear or discomfort by resisting, you end up
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It’s not the failure you fear
We aren’t afraid of failing. We are afraid of what will happen when we fail.
You can literally freak yourself out by the stories you tell yourself, or the pictures you make in your head.
Fortunately, even if you struggle with your fear of failure, you are not doomed to a life of disappointment. Like many things, it is something about yourself that you can work on, and change.