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


“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.