How to cure your fear of failure

How to overcome your fear of failure

Trent Nelson:

The fear of failure is nothing more than an irrational panic over the… unknown variables that [you] equate to impending doom. …And disappears completely when you focus on reasonable outcomes.

“When you find yourself distracted by impending failures, it almost always means you have a distorted view of yourself, and what role you play in your own business….

“Falling flat on your face is an essential a part of the job, and without it you’re bound to stunt your growth. …By rejecting the notion that you could-possibly fu– up, you’re restricting your access to one of the most sought-after resources on the planet: Hindsight….

“The best way to overcome failure is to see it for what it really is: A necessary speedbump on the way to success.”


Read Trent Wilson’s blog post on fear of failure


Truman Capote on failure and success


Truman Capote:

Failure is the condiment that gives success it’s flavor.”

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“Begin with the end in mind,” and other wisdom


Begin with the end in mind.

A few of my favorite Stephen Covey quotes, that really work in real life:

Start with the end in mind.

It’s easy to say ”no!” when there’s a deeper ”yes!” burning inside.

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply…. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it immediately.

Most (if not all) of these quotes are from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.