Fear of Failure is something that most likely affects all of us in some form or another. Those that possess any one or all of the Five Intensities/Overexcitabilities, from Polish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski’s past research, are highly affected by the fear of failure. So much so that we will often not even attempt to do something just because it might not be done perfectly, as such we have invited the fear of failure in our thinking.
I have attempted and succeeded much in my life, mostly through reckless abandon, and it has served me well.
There must be a very good reason why years ago I saw the following statement in print somewhere “Without The Risk Of Failure, There Is No Success.” The small things are Big to some people. Trust in the ability to succeed and take the risk. As works in progress, no one should allow themselves to be burdened with FOF.
You continue to amaze me with the profundity of your insights!
The second and third sentences hit me do hard that tears came to my eyes. This is SO true for me and I’ve allowed myself to be burdened with FOF my whole life. Thanks for sharing this, it’s short yet opened my eyes so much!