Fear of failure happens to even the most successful people. Those who have reached the greatest heights in their industry did not hit their mark each time they tried to reach a goal. They just shot so high so many times that mathematically, one of their attempts was destined to succeed.
You have to learn to deal with failure if you want to be successful. Here are a few tricks to make it easier:
- Couple a large goal that you would like to achieve (“I will make $10,000 from my side hustle this year”) with a secondary goal that you have complete control over (“I will make 10 calls per week to potential clients”).
- Reframe failure as information. Ask those you attempted to connect with why they chose not to work with you.
- Visualize a worst-case scenario and come up with a plan on how you will deal with it.
Become your best self by learning from your failures.