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Fear of Failure

Don't Be Afraid of Failure

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
The University of Central Florida Forum

Another way that fear of risk becomes painfully evident is in the classroom when students don't ask questions. There are reasons for this. One is that the instructor is so fantastically brilliant and the material was presented so clearly that there is no need to ask questions. That is never true.

Here's the Best Way to Solve the Procrastination Problem

Diane Passage | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

The best way to fix your procrastination problem is to address the root of what is preventing you from moving forward with the task. By doing this, you will ease anxiety and stress in addition to gaining a better sense of control.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

Jennifer Jane Young | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Jennifer Jane Young

I know we don't always want to admit to this but your business probably won't sustain you financially in the beginning. Even when lump sums do come in, they are often sporadic, so you can't really depend on them for your survival.

The 5 Gifts of Failure

Sonia Thompson | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonia Thompson

Failure isn't always avoidable. And even when it is, the lessons it can teach us can be more rewarding than the benefits that come with success. To reach these benefits, you need to approach failure with the right frame of mind.

Learning to Fail

Marion Leary | Posted 12.29.2015 | Education
Marion Leary

It is that time of year again -- the end of another college semester. Grades are in and well, the "whine season," as a fellow educator professed on his Facebook page, has begun.

The Success Factor (Part Three) Dealing With Failure

Peter Kamurai Chibayamombe | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Peter Kamurai Chibayamombe

Despite being admired for his astonishing achievements in sport, one of the greatest NBA champions Michael Jordan often had to deal with failure.

The Extraordinary Life -- And Why I'm Scared of It

Mounia Berrada-Gouzi | Posted 12.12.2015 | Business
Mounia Berrada-Gouzi

Don't set resolutions. Get clear on your values. Set dreams. Follow them and never give up. Fail once. Fail again. Fail some more. It's scary. But extraordinary is called extraordinary because it's a life outside of the ordinary. It requires going that "extra" mile that most people don't bother taking because of reasons I won't go into here.

The Success Factor (Part One): Three Steps To Overcoming Fear

Peter Kamurai Chibayamombe | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Peter Kamurai Chibayamombe

There is so much talk in today's world about money, prosperity and success. Success is an important thing in everyone's life from an average person in...

Letting Go of Fear of Failure -- Part IV

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

This article is my fourth (and, I think, final) in a series exploring Fear of Failure. If you missed the first three articles, you may want to catch...

The Real Fear in Fear of Failure: Part III

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

In Part I of my series, Fear of Failure, I introduced you to the epidemic presence of fear of failure in young people these days. The article descri...

Dare to Suck: Why Do We Try So Hard and Fail to Be Perfect?

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 10.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

How do we make mistakes without losing faith in ourselves? How do we cope with stinking at something and not being perfect? When will giving it our all satisfy us? Them? Isn't some of our success built upon our failures? Our dares? When will we rest?

Between Courage and Weakness. Life's Never-ending Tipping Point!

Jennifer Jane Young | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Jennifer Jane Young

We often get discouraged in life when we can't stay in our zone of genius, where we feel strong, fulfilled, courageous and at our best.

Failure: The New Success

Zoe Crook | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Zoe Crook

As the poet Rumi suggests, we are all like fish driven by thirst. Unaware that we are already immersed in the thing we seek, we flail around helplessly when all we need to do is swim. As I see it, failure is merely the first stage of success. And if we are living an authentic life, happiness unfolds by itself.

My Love Letter To Failure

Janet Bertolus | Posted 09.28.2015 | Women
Janet Bertolus

Just uttering your name, Failure, can set a person's teeth on edge, but please don't take it personally. I'll give it to you straight. The reason you're not welcome in our lives is because we're all terrified that when you show up you'll get comfortable, and never leave.

So They Rejected You

Melinda Parrish | Posted 09.10.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

After a while, you realize that succeeding in any endeavor isn't about having a perfect track record and getting it right every single time. It's about evolving, leaving behind what doesn't work and holding on to the bits that do.

Creating the Impossible Begins With Ignoring Those who Love you

Jennifer Jane Young | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Jennifer Jane Young

How often have you let the people in your life make you believe that something wasn't possible or that the choices you were making might not be the best ones? You might have even believed at some point that you might be best to quit and just go get a real job...

3 Reasons You Stay Stuck in a Job You Hate Instead of Pursuing Your Dream

Grace Bluerock | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Why are people resigned to stay unhappy in a job they hate instead of doing work that feeds them and that they are passionate about? It boils down to three main reasons.

Failure Lab: Weight Loss Surgery Was Never the Plan

Akela Stanfield | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Akela Stanfield

I will still fight being an emotional eater. I will still meditate to avoid binges. I will still have to talk about my weight. And I will likely have moments of failure. But that's OK. I'm committed to the process and have finally accepted that I am a life-long weight watcher.

Is Too Much Professionalism Harming Your Career?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.

An Apprenticeship in Sustainable Development

Pioneers for Change | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Social justice and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin -- a coin that has very little value if all you're seeing is either one side or the other. That may sound obvious now, but it's been a 30-year struggle to secure consensus on that all-important imperative.

What Is the Most Important Thing in Life?

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

When was the last time you heard these unsolicited statements and questions directed at you? "You need to make a decision now!" "You should concentr...

Giving Up Is Not Always Surrendering, It's Re-prioritizing and Being True

Wassim Israwi | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Wassim Israwi

To me it is clear: We do not control our destiny nor do we create our paths. Clear and simple.

The Hidden Benefits of Rejection

Isa Adney | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Isa Adney

In the deepest darkest moments of grief over your rejection, remind yourself that you are not alone, that this is normal and that this experience doesn't have to be a waste.

Is Fear of Success Holding You Back?

Helen Roe | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Helen Roe

Can you remember as a child, what you wanted to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a newscaster, so I would be the first person to know what was going on.

How to Become a Creative Superhero

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 06.02.2015 | Small Business
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

The fear of failure is an important element of the Creative Superhero's Kryptonite. Its antidote is playing. Go and play. Make a castle out of lego, draw with closed eyes. Leave a mistake in your text. Run with your arms spread wide open.