Today’s Topic: Fear of failure in everyday life
Fear is an emotion we don’t control. It’s main function is to protect us from dangers, whether they’re physical or mental. Way back in time, this fear was mainly focused on predators and being alone. Today, the fear of predators has merely evolved to include physical and digital dangers; the same goes for being alone in real life and online.
Fear can be a good thing. Fear keeps people from doing bad things, as there are repercussions of every action. No matter how much you want to smack someone in the face, an underlying fear of the consequences – even if you’re not thinking about it, your subconscious is – keeps you from doing so.
Unfortunately, fear can also be directed towards life decisions via the fear of failure.
A fear of failure can stop people from putting their work out into the public before it’s ready, but it can also keep good work from getting into the hands of potential fans. Those that are too afraid of how the public will react to something won’t publish their work, and so the world will never get to see something that could entertain or inform to better humanity.
It’s a shame that fear keeps great thinkers from sharing their work, but it’s also good that fear can sometimes stop a person from providing subpar concepts to their audience. Fear is as fear does, and everyone has to think about their own fears if they ever plan on moving forward with their lives.