How To Overcome The Fear Of Failure

Most everyone has decided not to do something because of the fear of failing at it. Don’t let fear stop you from moving forward, find out how to overcome the fear of failure. We all have different values, and belief systems so the level of failure will vary for everyone. What one may think is failing someone else may look at it as a learning experience. There are many reasons why people have a fear of failing, it could be due to a traumatic event or being surrounded by critical or unsupportive people. Know that It’s almost impossible to go through life without experiencing some kind of failure. Are you one of the many who always wanted to have a successful online business but you let the fear of failure stop you? Not anymore, now you can learn what it takes to become successful and overcome your fears. Wealthy Affiliates offers you everything you need to do this from step by step lessons that you complete at your own pace to thousands of friendly positive thinking members willing to help you 24/7.


“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”
George Edward Woodberry



Face The Fear

What is it that you’re afraid of? Get it out then let it go. Take the time to write down the things that make you fearful, use paper or word-pad.  Let’s remove that fear by considering all of the potential outcomes of your decision. Now think of the outcome if you do nothing. Are you starting to get the picture?

I want you to relax and begin to do the things that frighten you. Take it slow, tell yourself “the fear will pass”. Your courage will begin to grow and open a world of opportunities for you to explore. Accept failure as a part of life. Get through it and get over it.

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” Bill Cosby



Think Positive

Thinking negatively will result into low self-esteem, here are a few tips to help you feel better about

  • Stop feeling inadequate.
  • Stop worrying that your performance in your job will not be good enough.
  • Stop worrying about other people’s reactions to your work.
  • Stop worrying about the things you can not change and focus on the things you can.
  • Laugh at your fears.
  • Believe in yourself.

Remember that regrets are much worse than failures. You can’t go back in time to do something you wished you did but you can learn a very important lesson from your failures.



Set Small Goals

Setting goals can also be fearful. The fear of not achieving your goal can result in not setting any goals at all. Start small, write down a few small tasks that you know you can complete in a short amount of time. Taking one small step at a time will help build your confidence, keep you moving forward, and prevent you from getting overwhelmed with visions of your final goal. When the thought “I can’t do this because . . .” comes up try to focus on the small tasks that move toward your overall goal. To conquer the fear of failure, we must set our mind completely on the outcome that we want to create. Here is a good example: You want to build a successful website. Start small, chose your niche then add information about it page by page or paragraph by paragraph. Do what you feel you can achieve in a reasonable amount of time.


One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. Michelle Obama



Grow Your Courage

So what exactly is courage?  It is the ability to do something that frightens you. Being courageous means being willing to face fear and embrace uncertainty. According to Brené Brown, “We are wired to be brave; that’s why we never feel more alive than when we are being courageous.” So in other words,  you already have what it takes you just need to find it and use it.

Here are a few tips to help you grow your courage.

  • Use your values as your guide.
  • Listen to and trust yourself.
  • Practice self-compassion.
  • Speak your truth.
  • Move beyond the fear of what others think.
  • Accept mistakes as learning opportunities.
  • Remind yourself that fear can harm you.

Expand your comfort zone. Take a deep breath and go do something you normally would be afraid to do. This could be talking to someone in line at the grocery store to building your own website. Stop waiting to not feel scared.  Feel the fear and just do it, then you will experience true courage.


You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose the sight of the shore.” Christopher Columbus



You can do it!

It is said that by surrounding yourself with positive thinking people you yourself with start to think positively. Building a successful business online doesn’t happen overnight and most can’t do it alone. We all need the help, wisdom and guidance of others. I personally can not think of a better place than Wealthy Affiliates to find those people. By joining WA you will be surrounding yourself with like-minded people all with the same goals.



Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Henry Ford

You are a few clicks away from opening the doors to success. To get all the help and training you will need, join Wealthy Affiliates now for free!

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To your success,


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