The myth of fear of failure
It’s not the failure or the mistakes people are afraid of
A lot of people when they are trying to create change in their lives or something new in the world get interrupted. They get interrupted before they start. They get interrupted as they execute. They get interrupted when they don’t follow up or follow through.
Who is doing this interrupting? Children? Fire the nanny. Social media? Drop the phone from a Zeppelin.
Oh, if only it were that simple. The person who does most of the interrupting of making change in the world is the same one we see when we look in the mirror.
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As for the interruptions?
We don’t interrupt our process ‘on purpose’ or with awareness. We do it as a reaction. It’s a reaction to fear.
Drilling down, people frequently say that they’re afraid of failure. People talk about failure like it’s a vicious dog or a cranky American with an AR15. But failure isn’t tha…
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