This week's podcast is an expansion of last week's introduction to 10 Ways to Defeat the Fear of Failure
- Embrace your humanity by recognizing and accepting your emotions. The simple truth is that sometimes life sucks, and sometimes we fail.
- Please don’t take or make it personal. The following quote is a line from Rudyard Kipling’s poem If, “If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same…”
- Don’t be overly concerned about what others think. Honestly, they don’t care.
- Maintain an internal focus of control. Our reactions to stress, tough times, change, and other adverse events depend on our inner resources.
- And while we do not have any control over these external circumstances, we are responsible for our response to them.
- Stay flexible. If you refuse to be flexible, you can become broken.
- Maintain a support system, and we all need a system or systems that provide:
- Emotional Support – empathy, love, and trust
- Instrumental – tangible aid and service
- Informational – advice, suggestions, and info
- Appraisal – info that is useful for self-evaluation
- Laugh deeply and often. Humor, laughter, and joy have a powerful effect on health and well-being. It alleviates tension and stress, boosts the mood, raises creativity, and provides a prodigious, drug-free energy boost.
- Demonstrate “self-efficacy.” Self-efficacy is a person’s belief in their ability to succeed in a particular situation. Psychologist Albert Bandura described these beliefs as determinants of how people think, behave, and feel.
- Learn to develop your spiritual muscles. Let your faith grow.
Interested in a free consultation? Call me 505-343-2011