Why are we afraid of failing? (6)

Fear of failure: “atychiphobia”

Sometimes having an immobilizing fear to try something that once ended in a failure is a side effect of low self esteem

  • Causes of fear of failure:
    • not a good support system
    • Humiliation (from childhood, etc.)
    • Some traumatic event
  • Signs of fear of failure:
    • reluctance to try new things or get involved in challenging projects (**)
    • Self- Sabotage
      • procrastination
      • Excessive anxiety
      • Failure to follow through with goals
    • Low self esteem/self confidence
      • I can’t
      • I won’t
    • Perfectionism
      • A willingness to try to only those things that you know you’ll finish perfectly and successfully

Link: overcoming failure-career development from mindtools.com

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