When we are suffering from an Eating Distress one of our most prominent feelings is fear. Fear of failure is a fear that can plague our whole life if we don’t do something about it. In order to conquer the fear of failure, we need to understand it first. To understand failure, we need to ask ourselves some questions. What are we ultimately afraid of when faced with the fear of failure? Do we fear rejection, not being capable or do we fear being judged?
Signs of Fear of Failure:
- High anxiety around certain projects
- Thoughts of not good enough
- Fears of what people think
A life spent trying to avoid failure is a life not lived.
J.K Rowling describes herself as “the biggest failure I know”. Rowling spent years thinking she would be a struggling single mother for the rest of her life and declares that “rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life”
Renowned basketball player Michael Jordan was didn’t make his high school team as his coach said he wasn’t tall enough. He turned disappointment to determination.
James Dyson, the creator of Dyson vacuum cleaners, created 5,127 prototypes before he found “the one” .
Steve Jobs was fired from Apple before he was asked back years later and saved the company from bankruptcy.
Many successful stories we often hear begin with a challenge. In reality, the people you find yourself comparing yourself to , did not have it easy the whole time either. Here are some question ask yourself today:
What is my definition of failure?
What is my definition of success?
Are these condition’s definitions or mine?
Where is the pressure coming from?
How are my fears of failure affecting my Recovery?
Am I afraid to fail at Recovery?
Success in not final, failure is not fatal: it is courage to continue that counts