Fear of making mistakes

The Fear of Making Mistakes.

I once read a quote that got me thinking and gave me a new perspective about using “fears” properly, and that is “Don’t fear failure rather; fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today”. This got me thinking about a lot and I want to share some of my thoughts with you.
For various reasons, some people remain in same place, make no effort and stick to the familiar. This can be termed as the “comfort zone”.
However, there’s a danger associated with this and that is external influences will have authority over them. These influences can shape their lives as it so desires. As earlier stated, this could be due to various reasons; however, this post is for those whose reason is “Fear of making mistakes”.

Be careful what you fear. .The fear of doing nothing, achieving nothing and becoming nothing should be way bigger than the fear of making mistakes. Making mistakes is simply a means to an end. It’s like a path that leads to a desired end and I am yet to see a man on a journey that fears the path that will lead him to his destination. I challenge you to dare, try new things, make effort and break off from the familiar. It’s not so difficult; it’s all in the mind. You have nothing to lose; yet so much to gain. In making mistakes, you can discover who you truly are, learn how to forgive, grow and evolve etc.
So go out today and ask that girl out, if she says no then you have learnt one way not to ask a girl out. Start that new business, if it fails, then you have learnt one way not to cripple a business. The lessons are endless but you will never know if you remain in the comfort zone due to fear of failure.

Quote: “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing” – George Bernard Shaw

9 thoughts on “The Fear of Making Mistakes.

  1. ACCORDING TO SOCRATES ‘’AN UNEXAMINED LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING’’
    Socrates was a Greek philosopher and is considered the father of western philosophy. Plato was his most famous student and would teach Aristotle who would then tutor Alexander the Great.
    Socrates believed that living a life where you live under the rules of others, in a continuous routine without examining what you actually want out of it is not worth living.

    I noticed that fear makes people not to take certain actions, such life only makes you stagnant, unproductive and never learning new things.
    This fear of not making mistakes greatly affected my early life, i was afraid of what people will say, i was afraid to take some steps, i was afraid of lots of things. And it hindered my progress, but now i have removed fear from my daily life. it has really help

  2. ACCORDING TO SOCRATES ‘’AN UNEXAMINED LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING’’
    Socrates was a Greek philosopher and is considered the father of western philosophy. Plato was his most famous student and would teach Aristotle who would then tutor Alexander the Great.
    Socrates believed that living a life where you live under the rules of others, in a continuous routine without examining what you actually want out of it is not worth living.

    I noticed that fear makes people not to take certain actions, such life only makes you stagnant, unproductive and never learning new things.
    This fear of not making mistakes greatly affected my early life, i was afraid of what people will say, i was afraid to take some steps, i was afraid of lots of things. And it hindered my progress, but now i have removed fear from my daily life. it has really helped

    1. Wow jewel. That’s a very nice words from you. Examining our lives and taking a positive action makes us better. Sometimes the society we live in, the place we work and our immediate families in general put us in certain fears of taking some steps. We do not want to fail and be criticized and yet we remain stagnant…..huh huh huh what a life. I wish those in such situation realize this hindrance on time, remove all fears and move on.

      1. But most people do not have people around them to encourage them and they continue living in fear for almost half of their lives

        1. I remember an Indian movie i watched….i cant remember the title though. The little girl of about 8years of age was betrothed to a teenage guy. The guy along the line died and the little girl automatically became a widow according to their tradition. She was taking to a community of widows where she will remain till luck shines on her again.
          She was very sad and did not want to live there. She asked the elder widows ”why are the widowers not kept in a community like ours too” No answer was giving to her. She lived there and could not run away just because of what society has made her become.
          FEAR FEAR FEAR….TOO DANGEROUS HUH

  3. Its better to try than to wait, taking the risk is worth everything because you will eventually learn in the process and know one more way why it won’t work or get better at whatever it is you take the leap on.

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