8 Managing a Fear of Failure, Perfectionism and Comparing Yourself with Others

Have you ever been afraid of failing at something and so decided not to try it at all? Not sure? Maybe then, at one time or another, you've subconsciously sabotaged an opportunity or an event in order to avoid failing at it.

Whether or not you're aware that you have a fear of failure, if you do, it's probably because you think you won't be able to cope with the disappointment, embarrassment and shame that can come with failing at something.

You might find some last-minute commitment or a minor physical problem – a headache or stomach ache – which you use as an excuse not to attempt something. Or if you do attempt it, in order to lessen your disappointment and avoid ...

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