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  • How to get rid of the fear of failure?

  • Get comfortable with making mistakes!

  • And today we have a little game for you guys.

  • We have put five mistakes in the video.

  • Can you spot them all?

  • When we know how to do something right, we feel good.

  • We are in the safety of our comfort zone where everything is familiar.

  • Making a mistake is often, yet falsely, viewed as a sign of incompetence, of not being good enough.

  • Your ability to learn from your mistakes is all about your mindset, your beliefs about learning and intelligence.

  • And do you know what your brain thinks about making mistakes?

  • When a mistake is made, synapses in your brain fire.

  • These are electrical signals that move between parts of the brain when you are learning something new.

  • Times when we are challenged are actually the best for brain growth.

  • Your environment also plays a crucial role in how we perceive the making of mistakes.

  • A study conducted at a school suggests what most of you might already be thinking.

  • The psychologists compared the environment of mistake-friendly and mistake-unfriendly classrooms.

  • What they found is that in the mistake-friendly classrooms, students increased their effort put in their work.

  • The fear of being wrong can be paralyzing.

  • As you can see, when you create an environment where mistakes are a natural part of life, you actually increase your chances of success.

  • So, we shouldn't be afraid of making mistakes.

  • Not only that, sometimes we should plainly consider where we could be wrong.

  • You see, on the other side of fear of failure, we have overconfidence.

  • When we are overly confident, we don't put as much effort into learning anymore.

  • Sincewell, you know it all already, right?

  • And whether it is fear of failure or overconfidence, none of these two mindsets will help you learn or achieve success.

  • Creating an environment where failure, errors, and mistakes are seen as a natural part of learning is crucial.

  • So, how exactly can we do that?

  • It all starts with you, more specifically, your self-talk.

  • What do you say to yourself after you've made a mistake?

  • Do you say: I am so stupid!

  • Or do you say: I made a stupid mistake.

  • Let's take a look at the differences between these two statements.

  • The first one is tearing down your self-confidence and attacking your personal identity as a smart and capable person.

  • If you are stupid, you can't be smart, right?

  • What the second statement does is admitting to the mistake.

  • Once again, it's perfectly human to make mistakes.

  • Perfection is not only subjective but also highly overrated.

  • The ability to learn without fearing judgement from anyone else or even yourself is what will make you into a smarter and more capable person.

  • Of course, this isn't about not trying hard enough in the first place or seeking to make as many mistakes as possible.

  • But try giving yourself the privilege of making a mistake from time to time and see what you might discover.

  • So, did you guys manage to find the five mistakes?

  • Let us know in the comments below!

  • Don't forget to subscribe to Iconique for even more psychology insights, and we'll see you next time.

  • Have an amazing day! Bye!

  • Get comfortable with making mistakes!

  • And todays we have a... lit... todays...

  • Ah well, I guess mistakes are basically life's bloopers.

How to get rid of the fear of failure?

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Fear Of Failure? Here's Why Making Mistakes Is Good For Your Brain!

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    Minnie posted on 2021/03/23
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