Fear of success or fear of failure - why we don't try new things
I don’t know about you, but I certainly do less exciting things than I could. Actually I do know a bit about you. I know that at certain times you go beyond your comfort zone and have a fun exhilarating time, but usually you back out right back into that comfort zone. During work, time with your family, even at parties most of our time seems to be spent not doing the things we want to.
We cant do them all of course. But we could live a bit more.
Why don’t we? Fear of success: My own worst enemy. The fear of succeeding and adding to the pressure can be daunting. This is why we find errors in our own work, why we focus of details that don’t really matter.
Fear of failure: The fear of not succeeding can be stifling because we fear the mocking of those around us. This is why we find reasons that projects have to fail. Why we spend a lot of energy on finding reasons or scapegoats to blame tha failure on.
Learning to indentify when and why we’re backing into our comfort zone _isn’t enoug_h. When you’ve identified such a situation, your doing something right. This is when you should get going.
Try it, right now. Go do anything that makes you nervous.