Breaking Barriers – Getting You Unstuck – Fear of Failure

Have you been working on becoming more healthy or exercising and then that little voice tells you that you know you will fail? Are you already quitting even before you start? If so then this article is to help you through that!

Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

When we anticipate failure we are giving up before we even start. It is a huge motivation killer for any type of task. I mean why even bother is you are only going to fail anyways, right? Why is it that a part of you truly believes that you won’t succeed?

How can you overcome the fear of failure? We need to experience success! We discussed this in an earlier article, but instead of saying that you want to lose 20 pounds, aim for 2 or 5 to start. Did you drink soda daily but have cut down to one glass per day or maybe none at all, that is a huge win already! Maybe you ate out for lunch at work, but lately have been bringing a healthier option into work, again you have achieved success!!

Here is something that can help you “see” these small wins! List every difficult accomplishment that you have had in the last year, or last 10 years, and look at how much you have succeeded in. You are successful and you now have proof.

Keep at this as you make goals for yourself. Break them down into smaller achievable milestones. Keep a journal of all of the things you achieved each day and the fear of failure will start to dissipate, you got this!

 

Read our other Breaking Barriers Articles:

Not Seeing Results

Boredom

 

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