Moving Past the Fear of Failure


January 17, 2013 by Danielle

As I’ve said before, I have an intense fear of failure (you can read about that here), probably due to the fact that with my Type A personality comes a high instance of risk aversion. Although this trait is particularly beneficial in instances where I might put myself in legitimate danger, it has also held me back from pursuing daunting goals. As I recklessly fly inch closer to 27,  I have started to become a bit more comfortable with the idea of failure (only a bit though, I don’t want to get too up close and personal with the concept) and am trying to put myself out there more. I’ve finally started to understand  that the hundreds of adages are true-the only failure is not to try.

Earlier this week, you might have seen this tweet.

After two years of putting it off (no, really), I finally enrolled to take my personal training exam. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for so long, but the thought of failing the exam kept getting in my way.

This is gonna be me!

This textbook and I are going to become besties.

But now the dues have been paid, the exam materials purchased, study schedule created and the date has been set (March 16!). So it’s happening…for real this time.

Even though I’ve never seen Star Wars, I think Yoda had it right.


3 thoughts on “Moving Past the Fear of Failure

  1. Donna says:

    You never fail so long as you are doing your best . You go girl!

  2. […] Apologies for the lack of post yesterday (I know you missed me), but I’m trying to get this whole studying thing done. […]

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