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Fear of Failure

3 Ways Failure Can Help Build a Business and Mistakes to Avoid

Jason Grill | Posted 04.16.2014 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Life is a journey and not a destination. Failure and mistakes are going to happen along the way.

How an MBA Helped Me Redefine Failure and Success

Nisha Asher | Posted 04.03.2014 | Education
Nisha Asher

Along my journey, I also learned that I was not alone. At first, you think that you are.

Lessons for Spiritual Development Learned From the Olympics

Patty Kogutek | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

The competitors not only fly through the air recording breaking speeds and hurl their bodies performing dangerous feats causing me to gasp for breath, but these young men and women teach us so many valuable lessons. Courage, bravery and heroism.

From Instagram to a Bedtime Plan: Brain Science Rejects Helicopter Parenting

Katherine Eskovitz | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Katherine Eskovitz

What I have learned in my fleeting 11 years as a mom is that the act of letting my children map out their own paths, even when it means failure, does not come easily.

The Right Way To Learn From Your Mistakes

Posted 02.07.2014 | OWN

We all make mistakes, but new research shows there's a right way to deal with them. By Bonnie Tsui I can remember, with aching clarity, some...

How to Get Over Your Fear of Taking Action

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Procrastination -- putting things off as long as we can -- is nothing more than the fear of taking action. And we fear taking action because of a fea...

Athletics: Preparation for the Business World

Jennifer Langione | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Jennifer Langione

The fundamental lessons I learned on the basketball court have shaped the way I handle pressure, success and failure in the business world. Competitive sports equipped me with the tools I need to thrive in Corporate America and beyond.

The Art of Failure and Why It's Good for You

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Failure should not be a mark of shame, but a badge of honor showing the world that you are willing to try again. Here are some of my failure lessons that may help you navigate the next bump on your professional road.

Why Accepting Uncertainty Is The Key To A Meaningful Life

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

Humbled, I've watched my courageous clients tolerate the uncertainty of what is to come and leap off the mountain without looking back. Some have found great success with their next steps, while others have not been as fortunate. If nothing else they now know that they can tolerate failure, they don't have to fear it. They jumped off the mountain and they survived.

Judith Sherven, PhD: Do You Struggle With the Doom Loop?

Judith Sherven, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Sherven, PhD

So many people never get to enjoy their life, their success, their excellence. Why? Because they live with an inner Gremlin that's addicted to The Doom Loop. And that Gremlin gets terrified every time you stand out and got forward in your life.

How Humor Eases Parenting Anxieties

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Humor is a great way to recover from parenting anxieties as it provides a platform via which parents can recognize and acknowledge their fears, put them in perspective, and by doing so, minimize the psychological and functional disruption they cause.

Why A Little Bit Of Anxiety Can Be A Good Thing

Blake Kernen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Blake Kernen

I wish I could say that it stood for "fabulous" or "fantastic" but I didn't. My first big fat "F" stood for what it always stands for: "Fail." How could this happen?

Jim Sniechowski, PhD: The 5 Key Emotions of Success

Jim Sniechowski, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Sniechowski, PhD

Once you've succeeded at something you know what you're doing. What was once a struggle in the learning process becomes a graceful implementation. Why graceful? Because you've become confident in your ability to deal with what life brings you.

Judith Sherven, PhD: Do You Suffer From the Fear of Being Fabulous?

Judith Sherven, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Sherven, PhD

It's never too late to bust out of that internal prison that's been holding you back. And as long as you are willing to investigate and confront what's living in your unconscious, you are truly free to design your life any way you want.

The REAL Reason You Have Writer's Block

Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living

We've all been there: Staring at a blinking cursor on a bright white screen, your brain as blank as the Word document in front of you. Creativity can ...

The 7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Rejection is rough, no matter how you slice it. But it's also an inescapable fact of life, and our ability to deal with failure and rejection has a ha...

5 Reasons Why Women Fear Failure (And Why We Shouldn't)

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.01.2013 | Women

Female entrepreneurs face plenty of obstacles, but, according to a new study, the biggest roadblock they face may be self-created. Fox Business New...

What These 7 Wildly Successful Women Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.24.2013 | Women

"Looking back at my own life, there are the things that can trip us up and dampen that spirit," Arianna Huffington told graduating high school seniors...

Are You Becoming UN-done by Doing It All?

Terri Cole | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

I was a straight up workaholic and a crappy delegator. I was proud of how much I worked and how little I slept. I was addicted to the stress of getting it done and pulling off the impossible, until I started questioning the greater value of all of my hard work and sacrifice.

Have You Made It Okay to Fail?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Life changes when you make it okay to fail. To me, the only true failure is not making an effort toward what brings you joy, and the only way you can do this is by making it okay to fail.

Why You're Sabotaging Your Relationships (And How To Stop)

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you sometimes find that you sabotage yourself in your work or your relationships? Have you wondered why you would do that? Here are some of the beliefs that might trigger your fears or your resistance to taking loving action in your own behalf.

I Want to Be a Failure, Like Walt Disney

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 06.29.2013 | Small Business
Stacey Alcorn

How is it that one man created something so amazing allowing his name to live on forever? Perhaps the secret is in his failures. We all fear falling down. However, rarely will falling down kill us. Death is in not getting back up. Just ask Mickey Mouse.

What's So Scary About Rejection?

Michael Neill | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The truth is, "no" doesn't mean we are a bad person or doomed to failure. It's not evidence of a conspiracy against us by the fates or proof that our parents/teachers/siblings were right about us and we never will amount to anything. It just means "not yes." That's it. "Not yes."

7 Critical 'Lean In' Lessons for Young Women

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 06.01.2013 | Women
Simone N. Sneed

An unexpected and illuminating email exchange with a long-time friend and mentor this past weekend sparked my purchase of Lean In and catalyzed me to share critical leadership lessons that have transformed my own life.

The 7-Step Guide to Misery

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Why would someone make the choice to be miserable? Because it is often a way of getting attention and of attempting to get someone else to be responsible for them. If this is what you want, here is a roadmap to make sure you accomplish your goal!