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Fear of Failure

3 Types Of Negativity That Block Success

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Abeyta

When we feel inadequate, it can be a lot easier to tear someone else down to our level than to acknowledge our own insecurities and figure out how to move forward.

Everest Climber Alison Levine: Don't Fear Failure

GlassCeiling.com | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women
GlassCeiling.com

We need to be more failure-tolerant of ourselves and of those around us, because a lack of that tolerance stifles progress and innovation and prevents people from taking risks. So it's not necessarily fear of the risk itself that holds people back -- it's the fear of failure.

In Pursuit of Success, Failure Is Not an Option, It Is a Prerequisite

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Let's stop coddling our children. Let them run, fall and learn to shrug it off and pick themselves up again to run again and face new challenges.

The Power of Possibility

Panache Desai | Posted 08.19.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

There comes a time when you feel the vibration of a new life awakening and expanding -- when you have the burning desire to peek through a crack in your chrysalis and see the world and its possibilities in a whole new light.

Who Fails in Failure? A Reflection of I Am That: Talks With Nisargadatta Maharaj

Karuna Patel | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Karuna Patel

Questioner: Who fails? The person or the self? Maharaj: The question is wrongly put. There is no question of failure, neither in short run nor in the...

Outsmarting the Fear of Failure

Martin Snepp | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin Snepp

For so many of us, the fear of failure is crippling. It stands in the way of us achieving what we really want in life. With our pride at stake, many of us prefer to take the easy, safe option. Perhaps we save face. But at what cost?

Who's to Blame for Your So-Called Career? Surprise!

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Psychologist Ellen Winner says it's now widely believed that if parents put in enough work, "it may not be all that difficult to produce a child prodigy." Whoa. It's all about work, and wanting it enough. Them. Us. Boom.

When We Learn From Failure -- And When We Don't

Harvard Business Review | Gretchen Gavett | Posted 05.30.2014 | World

When do you pass the buck and when do you take the blame? New research shows most of us only cop to failures if they can’t be attributed to somethin...

Established Novelist Explains How A 'Fear Of Failure' Is Counterproductive

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

British author Akhil Sharma found a liberating quality in the prospect of failing. "Other people write bad books. Other people waste years of their...

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

Jason Grill | Posted 06.16.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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...