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How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

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How to Overcome the Fear of Failure
Many people suffer from fear of failure. Whether they want to admit this or not is another matter.
This type of mentality touches people from all aspects of life. This is a common concern shared by many individuals. Although the degree in which they hold strongly to this way of thinking varies from person to person.
Society frowns on losers.
One of the reasons people fear failure is because they are afraid of what people would think of them. This is especially applicable in a working environment or school setting, where one wrong move might possibly mean being ostracized for life!
Also, there's a lot of pressure that comes from home. Sometimes children become worried of not meeting their parents’ expectations; or not getting good grades, or winning sports competitions, etc. This type of mentality unchecked can have harmful effects on a person.
In children fear of failure has become a serious issue. Many children nowadays feel the terrible strain of this fear to the point that some of them flat out refuse to try something new. This happens when the child feels that there is a chance that partaking in a new endeavor will result in failure. So instead of experiencing new things and learning from these experiences, they choose not to participate at all!
Fear of the unknown
A lot of anxiety and anxiousness that people feel come from the idea that they do not know what will happen next. Therefore, they would be unable to control the situation. They become uncertain of themselves and stress over how they will perform in a new environment.
Also, wondering whether they would get along, or gain acceptance in a new environment also becomes a source of apprehension.
Fear of failure in business
In business it has been assessed that in the United States, over 21% of the population mentioned fear of failure as the reason for not starting a business, or a company of some sort.
It is even worse if the UK, with an estimated over 32 percent, falling prey to this same type of thinking.

Approximately 30% of individuals living in Europe claimed that they would rather be employed. Given that this provides a steady source of income, rather than take a chance at a venture that may or may not pay off in the end. In the United States, only 16 percent of Americans agreed with this line of reasoning.

There is always a risk when it comes to starting one's own business. Since, it is not guaranteed that a person will become successful in whatever business venture he/she chooses to tackle. This is why a lot of people chose to play it safe. Taking the employment route that guarantees a paycheck each month, rather than risk being out in the cold, with no sure source of income. It only goes to show that being an entrepreneur is not for everyone.
How to overcome the fear of failure
First of all, acceptance goes a long way and accepting that you will not be successful in everything that you do, will take a lot of pressure off a person. Everyone fails, from time to time, it is part of life. The important thing to remember is to never give up.
A lot of people who have attained success got to where they are because they chose not to be defeated by their 'failures'. In fact, most of them don't see failures as failures.
They view them as lessons learned- a process of trial and error. After all, it is a given that everyone will make some mistakes in the course of their lifetime.
In the process, a person learns how to become patient, how to persevere, and become more determined in the face of the many hardships that he or she encounters.
Failure has gotten a bad wrap. Everyone loves a winner! But what people are forgetting to consider is that it takes a lot of hard work, effort, perseverance, and lessons learned to get to the top.
Sometimes it takes a lot of mistakes to get something just right! This is why failure should not be seen as a death sentence. Otherwise it will just ruin a person's self esteem. The ability to bounce back, and not give up when everyone has counted you out, is what determines a real winner!

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