People find that feeling successful heightens their self-worth. It’s an important ingredient for most to find their identity and the value they have inside of them. And this is also why people don’t try to pursue goals or dreams for fear of failing and not achieving them. They fear that if they introduce change to their career path at the moment, they might be up for a disaster brewing.
This is a classic case of a lack of self-confidence. Because of low self-esteem, fear takes over that whatever you want to do, you might not be able to achieve so what’s the point of trying?
It’s not easy to overcome the fear that you have in you. In most cases, you would have to try a lot of methods or ways in order to conquer your fear of failure and become the person that you want to be. We listed down steps that you can follow so that you’ll be able to finally embrace that failure is a part of life and that you can never reach success if you have never failed. Plus, success is so much sweeter when you know that you worked so hard for it to happen. We’ll help you become much more confident through the steps listed below:
1. Follow a set of goals.
Have practical and projection goals for you to not get overwhelmed and to continue moving forward despite the hurdles that come your way. If for example, you are looking for a job, your practical goals can include fixing your resume and acing your interview by practicing answering sample questions. You can also have it as a goal to apply to a lot of companies for more chances of winning.
On the other hand, projection goals are milestones that are based on value, of what you are looking forward to in case you reach your goal. In this case, do not be as specific as possible because it will help for your goals to be accessible. In our example above of looking for a job, your projection goals might be to land a job position that will enable you to grow in your chosen career. Or you might be looking for a job that will provide you with a mentor who will guide you in your industry of choice. You will be able to see the positive traits and the new exciting experiences you will have once you reach success.
2. Have a positive mindset.
You will be more confident in yourself and get rid of the anxiety if you practice being positive. Look at challenges and difficulties that come your way as experiences that will help you learn and grow. Celebrate your small wins so that you would appreciate your progress and how far you’ve come.
3. Take into account outcomes that may be for the worst.
You might think it’s contradictory to be positive and at the same time brace for worse outcomes. But you will become much more confident when you are able to think positively and also imagine what can take a turn for the worst. When you think about what could go wrong, you would be able to deal with it positively and rationally.
Be as realistic as possible when you write your list of worst outcomes. Then beside each worst outcome, write ways on how you will be able to overcome these hurdles and struggles. When you prepare like this, you will know better how you can go through situations that are challenging and difficult.
4. Evaluate yourself.
You will gain confidence when you come prepared. Look at every possible thing you can look up to help you achieve your goal. Know your strengths so you can leverage them and your weaknesses so that you can improve them. Ask yourself what are the steps and changes that you can do to be more prepared and confident for the goal that you are aiming to achieve. When you evaluate yourself and your career skills and goals, you would also know what are the reasons when something goes wrong. This will also help you become more positive about what you can do and also have the willingness to improve what you can’t do.
5. Ask help from others.
If fear of failure is still pulling you down, then maybe it’s time to look for a professional that can help guide you through it to achieve your goals. The experts can also help you manage your stress and reduce anxiety.
It’s really normal that you fear failure. But you will be able to overcome this if you focus and work hard in achieving your goals for a career that’s marked with success.
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