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Episode 153: The Fear of Failure

core work Nov 17, 2021

What is the fear of failure?

Just like the fear of success, the fear of failure is about taking responsibility, but it’s a little bit different.

The fear of success is about will I be able to handle that success and all that responsibilities when it happens.

With the fear of failure is will I be able to handle the responsibility that is in front of me now?

Will I be able to handle the success and the responsibility of what is in front of me now?

Remember you will never be given more than you can handle but you will be given more than you can control.

The fear is survivable.

You are not responsible for your first thought but you are responsible for your second.

When all the negative thoughts come like a freaking freight train, stop scaring yourself.

You can handle this.

Use your mind to govern your brain.

You are scaring yourself, and you need to understand why.

There is a part of you that is trying to keep you “safe” and comfortable.

No one ever ever EVER got successful staying comfortable.

Do something every day that makes you UNCOMFORTABLE.

Jen Sincero (edited by PPR for actors) “You’re gonna have to push past your fears, fail. Yep fail. Over and over again. And make a habit of doing things you are not so comfy doing. You’re gonna have to let go of old beliefs, and cling CLING to your decision to create the acting career you desire like your life depends on it. Because guess what, your life and your acting career do depend on it.”

“Same shit different level.”

You can handle your fear of failure.

You can handle your fear of success.

Tips for in the moment:

  • Do the next right thing
  • Ask yourself these Empowering Questions:
    • What do I need to do in this moment to take responsibility for my current success?
    • What do I need to do in this moment to take responsibility for my future success?
  • Remember whatever you put before taking care of yourself, you are going to lose
  • Keep your emotions out of your to-do list
  • Put your effort into controlling your sail not the wind
  • Don’t quit 5 minutes before the miracle
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