“It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Part of human nature is to fear. It is a natural response if you think about something that perhaps scares or frightens you.
Applied to your career, you might feel stuck at what you are doing now because you are comfortable and the thought of change sparks fear. What if you fail? What if you don’t like it? What if you make the wrong choice? What if you get rejected over and over and it further crushes a dream?
These questions only grow your fear. To start, change the questions you ask. Consider questions like – How much do I really want to make this change? Will I regret it if I don’t at least try? What could I learn if I make this change, even if things don’t go perfectly? WHY do I want to do this?
Once you establish the desire to step out of your fear of the unknown, you now need to take action! You’ve worked on having the right attitude and mindset, but when times get hard you’ll have to revert back to the purpose you established to help you overcome your fear of failure.
Acknowledge ahead of time that challenge will come and that you will make mistakes. Learn from them. If you will not even attempt to try doing things outside of your comfort zone because of fear, then it’s highly possible that you will still stay mostly the same person you are now. Is that what you want? Or do you want to grow?
One technique that will help you with your goal to push through your fear of failure is to consider each change to be an experiment. This will help you discover some things that you enjoy or are good at that perhaps that you never even could have imagined previously. You’ll be more open to possibilities of what could happen if you try to put yourself out there, especially if you’re looking for a career change.
Don’t let fear hold you back. Rather than focusing on what could go wrong, you can turn it the other way around by thinking about what wisdom and knowledge you could gain in this experience – even if you do “fail.”
Failure is not always a bad thing. It could actually be something that propels you to greatness.
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