Tips for Students to Overcome Fear of Failure
Often during sports or other events, the commentators, journalists, and writers talk about the fearless approach. It brings the best out of people. There are certain factors that bring in fear inside the hearts and brains of everyone. Worst affected are students, who don’t yet have the experience of giving weight age to different events of life.
Especially during the current scenario of competition wherein each 10th of a percent matters a lot, there is much to lose. This creates a situation of fear among the students, and their brain is unable to give the best. Sometimes, when the teachers push for ultimate performance, they also ignite the fear themselves. They tend to give over-the-top importance to certain events like exam results.
Some tips to help students overcome fear of failure are:
Delve deep into the psyche of the fear. What makes you fear, what consequences do you fear exactly? When this is established, the correct education about the consequences can help you become normal and perform better in those exams or classes.
2. Break into Parts
The simplest solution to any problem comes from breaking it into parts. Breaking into parts works in two ways. First is that you can monitor the progress and thus know you’re in the right direction. It is only a matter of time when your task is finished. The other advantage is that it automatically sets milestones and converts big tasks into several smaller tasks which can then easily be handled.
3. Fishes can’t Fly
You need to understand why each individual is different. It will help you search for your expertise instead of feeling sad for a skill that you don’t possess. Consider this, if everyone did what they’re best at, the efficiency of the world will automatically improve.
4. Read Success Stories
Success stories of famous people have one thing in common- failures. In the truest sense, failure is the best teacher. Nobody ever succeeded without failing. Failure is a step towards getting better in your domain as well as getting to know your shortcomings. Failure is the best teacher one can have. There’s no point in shying away from failure. Think about Alibaba’s founder who was rejected in so many jobs, and now owns a multi-billion company which has its name across the world.
5. Accept Fear
Accepting fear is among the most important steps in learning to overcome fear. Once you accept that you are afraid of something, you will be ready to find a solution for the problem.
6. Work Hard
Failing is inevitable, yet temporary. But fear of failure can be used as a spark to work hard and give your best. Once you start doing that, the habit will help you in multiple spheres of life.
To sum it up, everyone fails in some parts of life. Einstein wasn’t a school topper. Sachin Tendulkar didn’t complete his schooling. But they were exceptional at certain things and they pursued that talent. They knew life is beyond success and failure, it is about following what you truly wish to do.