Adrian Savage wrote a great post
about the fear of failure and how it destroys success. It’s something I agree with wholeheartedly, and something I’ve written about before, but Adrian says it very well.
He writes about how culture has built up the fear of failure and why it destroys success.
Trial and error are usually the prime means of solving life’s problems. Yet many people are afraid to undertake the trial because they’re too afraid of experiencing the error. They make the mistake of believing that all error is wrong and harmful, when most of it is both helpful and necessary. Error provides the feedback that points the way to success. Only error pushes people to put together a new and better trial, leading through yet more errors and trials until they can ultimately find a viable and creative solution. To meet with an error is not to fail, but to take one more step on the path to final success. No errors means no successes either.