7 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Failure The fear of failure is perhaps the strongest force holding people below their potential. In a world full of uncertainty, a delicate economy, and countless misfortunes that could happen to anyone, it’s easy to see why most people are inclined to play it safe. But playing it safe has risk as well. If you never dare to fail your success will have a low ceiling. Most people underestimate their merit and ability to recover from failure, leading them to pass up valuable opportunities.
In it, he focuses on the fact that regardless of how vulnerable and miserable people may become, they always possess the power of dreams, which provides for them, hope for the future. In fact, it is these dreams of a better life that prevent them from becoming utterly depressed and frustrated with life. Steinbeck communicates this concept of dreams of a better life within his characters. Many people have dreams in their lives, although in order to follow or meet that dream, one must face reality first. The characters in this novel had dreams that were not real or possible to achieve, but they still strived to accomplish that goal.
In the Pursuit of Perfect by Tal Ben-Shahar, he sheds some light into the possibility of obtaining a happy life even with the struggles and challenges that may come our way. It is how we tackle these obstacles and avoid being a perfectionist and adopting an Optimalistic approach. Tal Ben-Shahar provides a step-by-step process to conquer the fear of failure and by taking these tools we learn and apply them to our love life and our lives in general. Failure is a word that most of us don’t want to hear or even experience. We do everything we can to steer away from failing by putting a ton of pressure on ourselves, creating intense anxiety and ultimately being unhappy.
In the book, “Of Mice & Men” by John Steinbeck, I feel like the main message that he is trying to convey to his readers is that in life, everybody has dreams and aspirations that they wish to achieve in life but the cold hard truth about is, no matter how hard you try or wish, dreams don’t always come true. The theme if everyone in life wants to “be somebody” is show in almost every character in the book... Lennie and George’s both have the goal of own having their own little land and being ranchers, but from the very beginning of the book, the foreshadowing made it relevant that is wasn’t going to happen. Another example of this theme would be Curley’s Wife who wants to move to Hollywood, California and become a big time actress but because her mother didn’t want her to leave home, her dream destroyed be she could even attempt it. I too can personally relate my own personal goals to this theme. My main dream in life is to grow up go move to Oregon and study Computer Science at the University of Oregon but I feel like no matter how I try, I will never be able to achieve that for many reasons.
The main reason of procrastinating is laziness.Most of the students when they for example get the assignment put it off to the side and do it "later".But that "later" becomes right before the due date or deadline .Still there are many more causes like the fear of failure.It makes you repel the task so that you never have to know this feeling of failure.Or the fear of success it can seem really weird but, but the fear of the success is one of the reason of procrastination. For example, some procrastinators are afraid that by beginning to work at top speed, they cannot stop any more and will become drug-addicts of the work. Indeed, for the procrastinator, if the procrastination is a compulsive act, then the opposite ( the working desire) is also true. He then imagines to have to spend time in front of the computer or in the library to work, without ever getting out to see his(her) friends. The procrastinators are also sometimes afraid,them who are afraid of the success are also afraid that their personality changes if they work too much.
Bill Cosby once said in order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Success to me is not guaranteed and is definitely not a clear cut road path that you just walk straight into, it has many obstacles and, it is a journey and takes time. Several of times you get the idea that it’s too difficult and it’s too much work involved to be successful and that can be true. There is always that saying in the back of your head to quit because of pressure and stress, but then you think what your life would end up to be because of this. There is success and then there is failure, no one I know in their right mind would want to be a failure, they may think they are because of circumstances but in ways failure can be motivation towards success.
Even on a subconscious level, a lot of people live as if they are 'victims' instead of 'drivers' of life. Avoid this trap by starting each day with thoughts of how great and beautiful your life is at the moment. This mental exercise will 'set the stage' of more beautiful things to
In some cases, this delusion may be the only thing that keeps one continuing on through life. It’s human nature to avoid conflicts and issues that we cannot handle, therefore one would surely go mad if faced with all the turmoil burdening life. At times when one feels unloved, vanity can be a wonderful thing. Seeing oneself as great, when no one else does, can be all one has. Vanity is the building up of oneself, boosting the ego and confidence, in order to make one feel more important.
“ Well miss, it sounds ungrateful, but I can’t deny I should welcome a little outing once, before I get too old to enjoy it” because like Mr Loveday said the very next sentence, “ I expect we all have our secret ambitions” we as humans all have our little dirty secrets which we dare not speech of and neither realize them if our time has not come. The time for Mr.Loveday to realize his ambition has come when he is let out of “ his world” . He is always a good person when being kept within his circle but he does wrong when he has a chance to do wrong . Therefore, we should try keep people within their community so that they can show their best.Never let them out of place othewise we have to pay. Second, The “ outside” world is full of insanity.Judging by the common sense, Mr Loveday is a mad man in our normal world .
People, who are facing “under- indulging” will know the importance of hard work to satisfy their needs. People, who are not facing “under- indulging” won’t know the importance of hard work because they have all that they want without doing any hard work. Satisfying our needs by doing hard work has its own mysterious fun and enjoyment. After getting familiarized with the value of our needs and importance of hard work to satisfy ourselves with special needs, when we get it, we find out incredible happiness, we cannot explain. Article of New York Times: “Don’t Indulge.