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Afraid of failing
Episode 1793rd October 2022 • Leaders Light The Path • Dr. Michael Gerharz
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Some people are so afraid of failing that they don’t even start to play … 

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Some people are so afraid of failing that they can't find the

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courage to succeed, sometimes to the degree that they won't even start to

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play; out of fear that something could go wrong, to their embarrassment.

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They just don't make that call.

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They just don't publish that post.

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They just don't hit the record button to shoot that video.

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Even though their story is great and they've rehearsed it a hundred times.

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Even though their pitch is perfect.

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the prerequisite of winning is playing.

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You can't win, if you don't play.

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If you feel like it needs more refinements, then sure, refine it.

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If you feel like you need more practice, then sure, practice.

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But eventually you'll have to go out and play your game.

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We need you to.

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And yet, let me be clear.

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Some people really do suffer from anxiety and it's appropriate to

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respect that there's not much use in arguing that a failure is highly

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unlikely or that it wouldn't be bad.

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It's a fear and as such, it's irrational.

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People affected by this know that very well.

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So don't judge them for it.

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Keep in mind that you are not walking in their shoes.

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You haven't made their experiences.

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So you are not in a position to judge their fears and anxieties.

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But again, if you can find the courage to go out there and your chances of winning

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or succeeding have just skyrocketed.