Overcoming the Fear of Failure & Rejection
In my first year in the banking industry, I kept a ‘failure tally’.
Yup, I actually had an excel document where I’d record each time I ‘failed’ at something.
Accidentally sending a customer’s details to the wrong customer…
Forgetting the name and title of the Chief Operating Officer when I introduced him at an event (*facepalm moment*.…)
Completely messing up repayment calculations for equipment finance customers…
And let me tell you, my failure tally grew pretty full, pretty quickly.
But in that first year I grew exponentially.
My brain expanded.
My knowledge exploded.
And I embraced the possibility of messing up. I embraced the risk.
The key was seeing every risk as an exciting opportunity to learn something new, and every failure as a chance to grow (and live to tell the tale!).
The fact is, as women, we don't take as many risks as men. We have too much of a FEAR of the possible FAIL.
But taking risks is ESSENTIAL to career success, as is dealing with the possibility of a fail.
If you’re struggling with FEAR, whether relating to taking risks or general fear of failing, it WILL hold you back. So, do yourself a favor and check out this video ! It’s probably my favorite to date!
In it, I share:
Where your fear of failure might come from
Why it tries to protect you (and in doing so sabotages you), and
Three of my favorite mindset shifts to transform you relationship with the Four letter F word!