Everyone fears failure, especially as adults. Think about it: As a kid, you made mistakes and you had some failures. So, naturally, as an adult, you don’t want to experience those negative feelings associated with failing again. Related: How Do I Respond To Being Called A ‘Failure’? According to J.T. O’Donnell, founder and CEO of CAREEREALISM.com, that’s the number one thing that limits your career growth – being afraid of failure. So, what can you do to change your mindset? Here are four steps you can take to beat your fear of failure:
Often times, when you’ve been job searching for a long time, it can be easy to lose confidence in yourself and your abilities. As a result, you will either overcompensate and brag about yourself, or you undercompensate and get very humble and insecure. Related: Information You Must Have Before Your Interview Unfortunately, neither of those strategies will work in your favor, especially during job interviews.