In life, stepping out of your comfort zone seems like the biggest decision that most of us are not willing to take. There is one common reason taking a risk is the hardest thing to do– failure. When we are crippled by the fear of failure, our toxic beliefs consume us.
Even if we can perform the task, we choose to be on the safer side because we feel that failure will never be an option. Sadly, we are the ones that cannot forgive ourselves if we commit mistakes.
The way others see us doesn’t really matter because we are the ones who know ourselves better, but why is it so easy to surrender to their criticisms?
When we allow fear of failure to take control, we will have the tendency to blame ourselves or make some excuses if we think the task is difficult to accomplish. Instead of becoming a slave to your negative thoughts, consider these reasons why you should not allow failure to be in total control.
5 ways to help you redefine the fear of failure
1. Failure takes you one step closer to success.
When you fail at something, you are also getting closer to fulfilling your dreams by correcting your mistakes and learning from them.
2. Failure does not define you as a person.
You may fail a lot of times but these failures do not define you. They are reminders you can do better and you can be what you want to be.
3. Regret is the biggest failure you can make.
If you have never tried exploring things due to fear of failure, you will end up living a life full of regrets.
4. Life is all about taking risks.
Everyone fails and so long as you are alive, you will always subject yourself to a series of test but these tests will build your character as a human being.
5. Consider your fear as your source of guidance.
When you are getting closer to your dreams, the stakes are becoming higher and higher, but instead of throwing in the towel, use fear as your guidance system.