For the most part, the things we’re afraid of happening as a result of our failures aren’t actually that bad. Now this doesn’t really apply to all things (tightrope walking and skydiving come to mind) but if you’re honest, you’ll probably agree that the fear of failure is worse than actual failure. I’m still really afraid of public speaking, but when I think it through, it’s silly to be so afraid of it. The worst thing that can happen is to make a fool out of myself. I literally do that everyday anyway, so what’s so bad about doing it once more? Maybe if I actively tried to swallow my pride and face my fear of humiliation head on, I’ll have little to fear when I actually try something new. Just a thought.

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