Does this sound like you?
If you used to sound like this but don't anymore, Congratulations
The fear of failure is often one of the most predominant factors when it comes to doing anything, regardless if it is in IM or in real life.
So how can we conquer this fear?
I believe that giving something a go, taking action, is the way to go. However, it's not the good old "have an idea, work on it for 1hour and wait for the success" it is to work on it for a good deal of time and giving it your all.
After you commit to something, the result will most likely be one of these options
- You Believe you Failed
- You Believe you did Ok
- You Believe you did Well
I think that if you alter your conception of the term 'failure' you can really change your outlook on life.
Firstly, I'd like you to consider some of these quotes
"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely."
~ Henry Ford
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
~ Thomas Alva Edison
"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."
~ Sir Winston Churchill
Here we see how other people have percieved "failure" in a positive way. The belief that an undesired outcome can be beneficial to you some way in the future, in my mind is the way to go, and I challenge you to take a look at how you percieve failure and to think of how it can make you a better person in what you are trying to achieve as opposed to viewing it as a negative element of life.