Tag Archive: fear of failure

How to Ride a Bike – Where Courage Comes From

Between theory and practice is anxiety. It’s comfortable learning about riding a bike, even exciting. But, getting on the seat for the first time takes courage. I asked several leaders, “How does one… Continue reading

Responsible Mistake-Making: You Suck Before You Shine

Lying isn’t a responsible mistake but missing a deadline might be. Catastrophic mistakes spring from character flaws and irresponsibility. It’s a disaster when you lie or cheat. But skill-development REQUIRES responsible mistake-making. Responsible… Continue reading

How to Overcome Overthinking and Get More Done

Thinking is a magnifying glass. Overthinking is a microscope. Daniel Kanneman said, “Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you are thinking about it.” Clarity: Action creates clarity.… Continue reading

The Fear of Failure Makes You Small

The paralyzing fear of failure makes you small. Fear of failure prevents you from trying new things. If you aren’t certain of success, you won’t begin. If you can’t do it well, you… Continue reading

Which Comes First – Quantity or Quality

“The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the… Continue reading

5 Ways to Teach People How to Fail Responsibly

Your response to failure promotes learning or fortifies stupidity. Punish responsible failure, if you want everyone to play it safe. Why fail: Teach people how to fail responsibly so they can reach their… Continue reading