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How to Get Over Your Fear of Failure
Posted in the categories of Advice, Graphic Design
May 20th, 2016

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Let me guess. You want to drop everything and follow your dreams, but you’re too afraid to fail? We all want that instant feeling of success and accomplishment, but how many of us can actually put in the work to get there? The truth is, success doesn’t just happen over night. If you knew the amount of work you had to put in to get to where you want to be, you probably would get discouraged and want to give up.

For some people, the fear of failing in and of itself is enough to detour them from even trying to accomplish their dreams. It can be especially difficult to keep going in spite of fear if you have people around you that aren’t supportive telling you that you can’t do it because maybe your dreams are outside of their personal comfort zone. Even if your dreams seem too big right now, know that accomplishing them isn’t impossible. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. What you should do is make a plan as to how you will accomplish your dream goal, and work towards your goal little by little on a daily basis. You have to be strong minded and not give up just because people may not think this is something you’re capable of. As long as you know you can do it, that’s all that matters. Your desire to do what it is that you love isn’t there for no reason.

That urge to do what you’re passionate about is there because it was meant for you, so you owe it to yourself to give it your all and go for your dreams.

Excuses are the number one thing that stops people from really doing what they want to do. Stop making excuses for yourself as to why you think you can’t do something. If you’re a perfectionist like myself, you always find things in your work that you want to change and you may be stopping yourself from putting your work out there simply because you never think it’s good enough. The truth is nothing is perfect, so you just have to take that chance and put your work out there for people to see and from there you can grow and get better. It’s easy to say this is too hard and just give up, but if you do give up that’s an instant guarantee that you won’t get that success that you want. As long as you keep going, you still have a chance to accomplish your dreams. Instead of thinking negatively, focus that energy on thinking positive and telling yourself that you can do anything you put your mind to.

positive thinking

You may of heard of this concept in the popular book “The Secret” that positive thoughts attract positive things to you. Keeping a positive mindset is essential especially while trying to accomplish your goals. It’s so easy to think negatively when something doesn’t go right. Of course there are going to be bumps in the road on your journey to success, and it’s OK to be disappointed in that immediate moment. The thing is don’t let that negativity fester, have your moment then think of the bright side. Motivate yourself to keep moving forward regardless of any set backs.

“Your set back is a set up for a come back.”

Something that’s really important in building your audience is to remain consistent. You want to let people know that you know your craft and will continue to put out valuable content. This will build trust and people will get comfortable with you and trust that you will continually produce quality content so they will want more, and this will get them to engage with you. If you really want to see consistent success, you have to be consistent with your work. Don’t give up too soon! I’d say at least give it a year of being consistent non-stop and see if that’s still something that you want to do and have an interest in.

Be confident in whatever it is that you do. People can see if you’re insecure and not sure about what you’re doing. Confidence goes a long way. You have to be confident in who you are and not worry about what anyone thinks. You are unique and you should want to express that uniqueness with confidence. When people see that you’re confident, they will automatically trust that you know what you’re talking about and that will make them want to know more. When you put yourself out there, you have to act sure of yourself, even if you don’t feel it inside.

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You really want to make sure that whatever you choose to do, it’s something you’re passionate about and something that you absolutely love. Don’t be so focused on being successful that you stop having fun or even lose your passion. You never want to put that much emphases on trying to be such a success. If you love what you do and actually like working on your passion, the success will come. If it suddenly feels tedious to do or you start to dread working on your dream, that’s a sign that you may be putting too much energy in the end result. You have to have patients during your journey. Don’t try to do too much at once, it’s a process and like I said; it won’t happen overnight. Let it flow naturally, that’s how you’ll get the best results.

don't compare yourself

It really does a number on yourself esteem if you compare yourself to someone who’s way further along in their career than you. You may start thinking you’re not good enough or they’re way better than you so how can you compete with them. This is not healthy because everyone has their own journey and trust me, they didn’t get to where they are overnight. Chances are it took them years to get to where they are now and you’re only seeing the fruits of their long, hard labor and not the work it took to get there. What you should do is focus on your passion. Be fully consumed in what you love and work hard at it and your own success will come. Don’t be discouraged if it’s taking longer than you think or if you aren’t gaining the followers you thought you would.

Everyone is going to have their own unique following and as long as you are true to who you are, you will attract the right people who are going to support you for you.

Sometimes failure is inevitable, not everything is going to work out as planned. If for some reason your current plan doesn’t work out, don’t look at it as a failure; look at it as a lesson learned. You definitely learned something from this experience, and whatever didn’t work is something you know not to do again. You just have to keep trying and never give up. Try it a new way the next time. Just keep reaching for your goal until you get there, even if you have to take a different path. There’s no real failures, if it didn’t work out then at least you learned from it. So if you really think about it, it’s a win-win situation either way.

So I hope this helped you overcome your fear of failure so you can get out their and be successful. Your dreams are possible if only you believe in yourself and take the necessary steps to get there.

If this helped you, don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know. I’d love to hear how this helped you in your journey to success. Also feel free to share this with your family and friends if they need a little motivation, hopefully it’ll help them too in their journey.

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