January 06, 2023

Fear of Failure

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”
― Babe Ruth

You don’t fear failure. You fear other people seeing your failure. You fear public embarrassment. You fear shame.

I mean, think about it. It’s easy to try a crazy dance move when nobody’s looking. It’s embarrassing to ask a dumb question in a business meeting.

Fear of shame holds you back. Fear of shame stops you from trying something different or taking a risk.

And why are you afraid of shame? That’s your ego, once again, getting in the way. Don’t fall into the trap.