Do you approach life with confidence or does fear of failure hold you back?
You can stop being afraid of making mistakes, learn from past failures and join the ranks of successful people.
Whether you face events with confidence or hold back for fear of failing depends partly on how you view them. It's time to do battle with your thoughts.
I probably fail as much as I succeed but I no longer dread making mistakes because I've stopped thinking of failure as failure.
True failure is when something doesn't work out as expected and you don't learn anything from the experience. Failure is when you stop trying.
So, give yourself permission to make mistakes and decide to stop being afraid to fail. Nobody starts out being an expert! Decide that you'll stop beating yourself up and allow yourself to learn from your mistakes.
The next time something doesn't turn out as expected, ask youself, “What can I learn from this?" “How can I do it better next time?"
"You always pass failure on your way to success. " Mickey RooneyTry looking on failure as an opportunity - the opportunity to learn from you mistakes and take stock.
"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. " Henry FordIn your quest for success, you will make mistakes along the way but that doesn't make you a failure. Remember that
"Failure is an event, never a person. " - William D. BrownAcknowledge from the beginning that you will make mistakes and recognise that it's part of the learning process.
Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. "
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure. . . it just means you haven't succeeded yet. " Robert Schuller
"Try again. Fail again. Fail better". Samuel BeckettLearn from past failures. Evaluate what happened.
Faced with the same situation
=> What would you change about your attitude?
=> How would you do things differently?
Are you ready to try again and approach events with a different mindset and newly found confidence?
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Lynne Lee is a Christian life coach and spiritual mentor. She helps people to re-design their lives around what matters most.