Fear of failure is something that we don’t commonly discuss as it is related to various stigmas like fear of failure shows us weak in front of everyone. However, such reasons should never stop us from overcoming our fears. We should always be moving towards the light of positivity and motivation. Fear of failure is one of the strongest fears that it collapses with our motivation to succeed in our life. I agree that fear is a part of the emotion and fear is almost experienced by everyone. But, fear of failure is something that should be worked upon if you really wish to reach your dreams or goals in your life. Wondering, how to overcome the fear of failure? Don’t worry, this blog will tell you how to overcome the fear of failure with the help of easy steps. So, let’s get started. 

Step By Step Process to Overcome Fear of Failure 

  1. Find out the source of fear and do not reflect on it. 

The first step towards overcoming fear of failure is to find the source of fear. In order to find the source of fear, you will have to make a list of things that makes you weak. While making the list, make sure you are being honest with yourself and have mentioned everything about your weakness. Keep that list handy whenever you feel fear of failure and do not reflect on those things. In this way, you will be able to achieve the first step towards overcoming the fear of failure. 

  1. Keep reframing your goals and dreams 

Once you have stopped reflecting on your weakness, the second step is to reframe your goals and dream so that you can achieve them without having any self-doubt in yourself. Having the mentality of reaching your goals will help you with having a clear vision of your goals and dreams. Also, it will help in learning and improvement which means there will less probability of failing and more probability of succeeding. Additionally, by reframing your goals and dreams you will get the proper encouragement to stay on the cutting edge without any fear. 

  1. Always look from the positive side. 

We, humans, are likely to get around 30,000 thoughts per day out of which around 80% of thoughts are negative. Clearly, that’s not our fault. However, we can change this behavior into something positive. How do we do that? It’s quite simple, all we have to do is to look from the positive side every time when life knocks us down or any worse situation arises. 

  1. Keep visualizing your goals so that you can reach them 

Visualization has its own benefits and when we especially visualize all the potential outcomes, it certainly becomes easier to reach them and overcome our fear of failure. All you have to do is to take a deep breath and think about every possible outcome of reaching your goals and dreams. I bet you are going to feel better if you have mentally prepared yourself in regards to the positive outcomes. By doing this step, you will also be able to overcome the fear of the unknown. Understanding how to turn up things can help you from overcoming the fear of failure and the unknown. 

  1. Always conclude the worst-case scenario as well

Along with visualizing positive outcomes for motivation, you will also have to conclude the worst-case scenario as well. This will prepare you for the worse situations or circumstances that might arise while trying to overcome the fear. It might look devastating, but trust me this step will help you in preparing for the worst as well. 

  1. Always keep a backup plan 

Along with concluding worst-case scenarios and visualizing positive outcomes, also learn to keep a backup plan. Clearly, things never go according to our plan. We always need a plan B. therefore; while you are preparing plans for reaching your goals and dreams, keep a backup plan prepared with you to overcome the worst situations and fear. As someone appropriately said, “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.” Having a Plan B will help in gaining more confidence and you will also be able to take calculated risks. Plan B is just another way to reduce anxiety and the possibility of failure. 

  1. Learn from your mistakes

As I said, things never go according to our planning but we always have to look from the positive side. Therefore, if something goes wrong throughout the way, do not hesitate, do not stress, keep moving, and learn from your mistakes. Learning from your mistakes will provide you an opportunity to grow and make positive changes within yourself. There is a famous quote, “sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” Therefore, make this quote your mantra and keep moving ahead without any fear. 

  1. Surround yourself with people who support you 

This step is last but not the least. You will really have to stop being around people who demotivate you or have negative thoughts about your goals or dreams. Start being around people who support you, encourages you, and motivates you to become a better person. Start communicating your thoughts with them so that you can overcome your fear of failure without any hassle and reach your goals efficiently. 

I hope this blog helps you to overcome the fear of failure with the step-by-step process. 

Thanks for reading! 

More power to you.