Fear of failure

Still I Rise Counselling, Psychotherapy and Life Coaching

How many times have you not done something that you really want to do for fear of failing? That leap of faith can be terrifying. And yet when we do take that leap, whether we fail or succeed doesnt matter. We almost always learn valuable lessons from trying.

Think of children who spend a large amount of times trying new things; learning to swim, drawing new things, meeting new friends. As children we learn by failing and trying over and over. Yet when we get into adulthood we become safe in our comfort zones. We become afraid to step out of our comfort zones and try bigger and potentially better things.

We might be stuck in a job we hate for fear of the unknown of moving on. Or afraid to travel to a new country though we would desperately love to explore. Yet think of all of the possibilities…

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