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Top Tips To Release The Fear Of Failure

Written by: Moira Hutchison, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


The fear of failure has killed more dreams than all other fears combined. The fear of failure is insidious because truth is, it is largely in your imagination. It can also prevent you from even trying in the first place, which guarantees failure.

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It is interesting that children generally have little or no concept of failure. They could not care less if they fail to do something. They just try again. There are no negative thoughts or emotions involved. They just keep on going.

However, it doesn’t take long before children learn to fear the opinions of others. It is usually around the time they start school. After that first day of school, we are all changed forever.

It might not be possible to go recapture the mentality of a toddler, but you can come close. The fear of failure doesn’t have to impact your life much.

Here are some facts to consider:

1. Failure is temporary unless you quit.

Failure is not final unless you give up. All the most successful people have experienced many failures. But they ended up being successful precisely because they didn’t quit. Failure is just a temporary state that means nothing because it is only temporary.

2. Failure is common.

You have failed thousands of times and managed to survive. Consider how many times you failed to walk or to talk well. Babies have constant failure.

  • Successful people fail all the time. It is a huge part of how human beings learn. We realize that our approach didn’t work, we adjust, and we try again.

  • I like to remind my clients to reframe the word FAIL and think of it standing for First Attempt In Learning – this mindset helps to roll with how things work out for you.

3. Failure is educational.

You can learn something from every single one of your failures. Failure makes you more knowledgeable and capable. The more you fail, the stronger you become.

4. Others are far less concerned about your failure than you think.

A few people might notice your failure, but they quickly turn their attention back on themselves and their own challenges.

  • There is nothing to worry about. Feel free to fail as much as necessary. Fail enough and you will quickly see that no one relevant cares.

5. Focus on how great it will be when you succeed.

Instead of worrying about possible failure, consider possible success. Make yourself feel excited and positive about taking action.

6. Redirect your thoughts.

Put your attention on what you are doing. If a negative outcome is not going to cause any real harm, forget about the outcome. Stay focused upon your actions or something positive. Thinking about failing will freeze you in your tracks.

7. Consider the cost of doing nothing.

Taking action might be a little scary, but what will happen if you do nothing?

  • What will you feel about failing to take action?

  • What if you are stuck in your current life for the next decade or more?

  • Maybe taking a risk is far more attractive than remaining where you are.

What would you do if you were not afraid of failing? Quite possibility a lot more than you are currently doing!! How much has the fear of failure limited your life?

We have all allowed the fear of failure to influence our decisions. We have allowed this fear to stop us from trying new things or taking risks. We all have smaller lives than we could because we are too concerned with what others think.

Rejecting the fear of failure is one of the greatest things you can do for your future!

You can start today. What are you going to do today that you have been afraid to try?

For more information and tips on accessing your inner guidance to align with YOUR best success, follow Moira on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn, join her Facebook Community, or visit her website!


Moira Hutchison, Executive Contributor, Brainz Magazine

As an Intuitive Coach, Mindset Mentor, Energy Healer, Meditation Teacher & Tarot Card Reader, Moira Hutchison guides her clients to access the innate power they have available when they ignite their personal trinity of trust, inner awareness, and self-confidence.

Moira works with professionals who feel that there is something better in life for them, but they have no idea how to access it. However, they have a yearning to be guided by their intuition and align with their unique calling.

What makes her distinctive and different in this work is that she has developed the ability to take complex, energetic, and spiritual ideas and interpret them in ways that people find easy to understand, integrate and implement.



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