You want to be successful and reach your full potential, so what is stopping you from achieving it?
I have worked with many clients on this issue over the years, and the common obstacle we often identify is a fear of failing. Most of us have suffered from a fear of failure at some point or another and some of us live with these crippling self-limiting beliefs every single day.
Have you ever stopped to consider just how much this fear of failure could be holding you back in life? career? or business?
By allowing fear to hold us back from pursuing our goals, we set ourselves up for the greatest failure of all: never even trying. Without trying, your chances of success are zero.
“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – JK Rowling
On the path to achieving success, every entrepreneur and business owner will have experienced setbacks, myself included. What separates those who go on to achieve their goals and those that do not? Mindset.
The difference between a failure that holds you back and a failure that catapults you towards future success is the way in which you view failure.
Reframing how we View Failure
Mindset is key when it comes to how you react to perceived failure. Failure is a natural part of life, and most certainly a part of the business. Failure is generally perceived to be a negative thing, something to be ashamed of, but what do you think would happen if you flipped this idea on its head and started to instead view failure as an opportunity, or a positive, even?
The truth is that failure is often the first stepping-stone on the path to future success. Anyone who has ever achieved anything great will have suffered through failures and setbacks.
It’s vital to appreciate the role that failure has in your life. To avoid failure is to avoid growing at all, holding yourself back from achieving what you truly want in life. The good news is that it is entirely within your power to change your perspective and appreciate failure not as something to be ashamed of but as something incredibly valuable.
One of the core principles of Neuro-Linguistic Programming is “There is no failure, only feedback.” By embracing this way of thinking, you will stop viewing setbacks or perceived failures as a negative thing and instead use it as a valuable feedbacking experience that gives insight into how not to do it next time. If you try something and fail, make an adjustment, and try again until you get the results you desire.
What would I attempt to do if I knew I could not fail?
Ask yourself this question and answer fearlessly. Everything you imagine can be possible with the right mindset. Over the course of my career, I have coached hundreds of Solopreneurs and business owners on how to form useful, meaningful goals and targets in ways that empower them to create the business and lifestyle they desire. With the right business advice and mindset guidance, you can begin to understand that it’s through failure that we truly learn how to achieve our full potential.
If fear of failure is stopping you from reaching your full potential, Get in Touch to learn how my Business and Mindset Coaching can help you build a business and lifestyle that make you feel fulfilled.
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