Former lawyer, blogger, serial entrepreneur and author Jonathan Fields points out that people are so afraid of failing that it prevents them from achieving success in their careers. People are so conditioned to fear failure that they cannot conceive success. Three common fears are: Fear of failure, fear of judgement and oddly, fear of success.
He says, “And fear of failure can be this devastating thing because we just ask this question, ‘What if I fail?’ …It stops us from asking two other questions, which are mission critical to our ability to re-frame fear and move through it. And those two questions are: What if I do nothing? What if I succeed?”