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The fear of doing poorly can have a significant impact on our actions and choices, hindering us from making progress. The first step toward overcoming your fears is to reframe how you think about failure itself.

Nobody wants to fail. There’s a difference, though, between fearing failure because it means the frustration of our plans, and fearing failure for its own sake. Sometimes our motivations are active: we do something because we want to, or because we want to bring about a result. Sometimes, however, our motivations are avoidant: we do something because we fear what will happen if we don’t.

Using fear to your advantage

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