How To Overcome A Fear Of Failure

May 6, 2014 | Goal-setting, Leadership

Embracing failure is a process of cultivating your own confidence as much as finding the lessons you need to move on to bigger and better things.

  • Accept that failure can be part of living a full life. If you dream big and challenge the status quo (I hope you do!), you’re going to have to take some chances. Failure is possible, but know that if you fall you can get right back up.
  • Learn how to pivot when things don’t go your way. This is an entrepreneurship essential. If you remain agile, no obstacle will knock you down permanently. Staying nimble means you can adjust quickly to a setback and keep moving.
  • Be adaptable. Even when things don’t turn out the way you thought or hoped they would, you can benefit from these new discoveries. It’s a matter of being willing to change your expectations and direction as necessary, in pursuit of your larger goals.

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