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Dealing with fear of failure. There’s no one who hasn’t tried something with enthusiasm and failed. More often than not, people give up when they fail. Over time, this leads to a fear of failure. Fear of failure, also called atychiphobia, is a fear of falling short in the eyes of your family, friends, coworkers and even people who don’t know you. What causes the fear of failure? There can be many reasons for fearing failure. It is not failure, but it is the shame and embarrassment that you actually fear. Perhaps you were not encouraged as a child, and this really undermined your confidence. Maybe you had parents who belittled you and took away your confidence. Or maybe you had a traumatic experience while failing that scarred you for life. What are the effects of the fear of failure? Fear of failure becomes a real problem when it starts…

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