I don’t want to go on too long on how you should not be so concerned about failure … for fear of sounding like one of those self-help ‘gurus’. Ack!
But it needs to be quickly address anyhow …
Why are people so fearful of failure?
… Wait a second, that’s a really stupid question!
People hate to fail because we’ve been conditioned to think it’s terrible:
- You can’t fail a test – your parents will punish you.
- You can never fail a class at school – your whole academic career will be damaged.
- You can’t ever get rejected – because you’ll never meet someone new!
The problem with this FALSE belief is that it does not reflect reality and the patterns of the most accomplished people.
… To get anywhere, you have to try and fail. And then try again … and fail. And then try again.
WHY FAILURE IS A GOOD THING
When you fail at something, you can be sure that you are moving towards developing a new skill. If you’ve never failed, it is probably because you never challenged yourself – that’s a bad thing.
As you travel on the road to developing your web design business, you will undoubtedly face a few failures along the way.
… Don’t get too down on yourself when you do hit the expected road-blocks! Just recognize where you messed up and try not to do it again, and move on.