Here’s a question for you: “What trait or mindset do you think makes people truly self-confident and have a positive self-worth?” The answer is: “These people have overcome their fear of failure.”
Truly confident people—from business leaders to politicians, from teachers to lawyers—do not let the possibility of failure intimidate them. Of course, they do fail at times. But they don’t alter their actions because of this possibility.
Unfortunately, many people today don’t try to win; rather, they try not to lose. They don’t try to succeed; they try desperately not to fail. That is a sure route to nowhere. Personally, I’d rather be going somewhere, even if I fail to get there, than assuredly going nowhere. Remember the old … >>> READ MORE >>> →
People often ask me how to relieve stress, especially when they are facing a failure of some sort. I usually ask them some basic questions to determine their attitude toward stress. Some common questions are: Does the phrase “Failure is NOT an option” stress you out? Is failure really a bad thing? Does failing at something reflect negatively on you? Can failure actually be a good thing? These are just a few of the many questions.
Fortunately, this stress management tip won’t fail you, and you really will learn how to relieve stress during failure!
First, realize that failure is NOT a negative. In fact, it is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that … >>> READ MORE >>> →
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you failed by default.
It is far better to try to do something and not reach your expectations than not try. The reason is that as you continue to try, you learn more about your strengths and limitations. Only then do the right choices become easier and more natural.
Without realizing it, failing to try something you would really like to do promotes negativity, a cousin of stress.
With the risk of trying comes the reward, which always results in learning of some kind. In the final analysis, something is lost when we live … >>> READ MORE >>> →