Beat Fear of Failure

It needn't paralyse us

Japanese warrior Bushido code – It means ‘Seven times down, eight times up’. Always get up one more time. 

We all have a fear of failure. It’s so huge we’ve even given it a name – atychiphobia. 
But it’s not the failure we fear, it’s being seen to fail that really paralyses us. If we confront that, then we can move forward. 

‘Nanakorobi yaoki.’ 

Japanese warrior Bushido code – that's it to the right. It means ‘Seven times down, eight times up’. Always get up one more time. 

‘It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.’

President Theodore Roosevelt

‘It is not the failure itself that holds you back; it is the fear of failure that paralyses you.’ 

Author and speaker, Brian Tracy

‘90% of all those who fail are not actually defeated. They simply quit.’

Author and speaker, John Maxwell, Failing Forward

‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.’

Sir Winston Churchill

‘A fear of weakness only strengthens weakness.’

Poet Criss Jami


The answer to fear of failure? ‘Fear setting’, as Tim Ferriss calls it. Here’s how you deal with fear. 


So what is your biggest fear? What is stopping you moving forward? Say it, say it to us, confront it, beat it, move forward. 

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