How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Failure

Is there anything more useless than fear of failure? It's vestigial, like the tailbone or the appendix. And yet, humans seem to have an ingrained discomfort with the idea that their efforts won't succeed 100 percent of the time. Here's why you should keep fighting against your nature.

Why Fear Success?

It may seem completely counterintuitive, but one of the greatest obstacles to success is often fear that we may succeed. It's that petrified stagnation that prevents us from looking for another job, pursuing advancement, and even taking actions we know will bring about change. Perhaps we've become so accustomed to failure that the idea of success is unbelievable. We don't want to get our hopes up, and we may also fear the side effects that would come with success.

Afraid to Fail? Ask Yourself This Question to Succeed

We are often our own worst critics, sniping away at our own hopes and dreams before we even have a chance to chart a course of action. It's hard to get much of anything done in the face of so much self-perpetuated negativity. In a TED Talk a few years back, Google's Regina Dugan suggested we ask ourselves one essential question, to change our approach.

3 Tips for Adapting to Change

It's no secret that we live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world, but as business educator, Eddie Obeng, points out, the speed of change is overtaking the speed of learning around the world. Find out how we, as business people, can learn to keep up in such a quickly advancing world.