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Monday, February 21, 2011

How To Overcome Fear Of Failure

There are no risk- free plans in life. Life is all about risks. Risks are challenges to meet, not excuses for quiting. The fear of failure is one of the things that stop people from taking risks. To make progress in life fear must be  overcome. Rather than allowing fear to stop you, let it be your motivation for adequate preparation for success. History reveals that all successful athletes channel the fear of losing into their preparation for victory.

Robert Schuller wrote, The losers are those who never dared to try because they were afraid they wouldn’t make it. Most people fail because they haven’t tried. And they haven’t tried because they don’t want to run the risk of being disappointed. Those who try have already succeeded in a very important area of life, for they have conquered the fear of failure. No risks, no reward. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. The security of the shore is not what a ship is built for. A  ship is built for the risk of the deep.

Fear cripples. You cannot afford to be cripple in life. Playing safe could be dangerous, you will do things wrong many times before you learn to do them right. But if you let that stop you, you’ll never do anything significant in life.  When you make mistakes, you should learn from your mistakes and forge ahead.  The more mistakes you make, the more you learn, the more you learn, the more you earn. Such is life.
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