Ted Talks That Will Help You Overcome Your Fear of Failure


We all have fear of failure. It is not a problem and it doesn’t make you weak. However to achieve things or reach for what you desire in life you need to fight your fear. Sometimes we believe that with confidence we can conquer all. However, with confidence, we also need a mixture of competence and courage. It is a skill to overcome fear and be courageous. And skills may take time to be perfected and you will have to practice it.

Here are some amazing ted talks that will inspire you and help you to overcome the fear of failure.

Smash fear, Learn Anything by Tim Ferriss

Ferriss has evidently achieved higher and it would be an understatement to say so. However, this doesn’t make him immune to failure. With an anecdote on his fear of water and hence avoiding swimming he shares how he overcame that fear. He also tells us how he reexamined the role it plays in life and learning.

Rethinking Failure by Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran is very familiar to failure which has been a major part of all the success in her name. In this Tedx Talk shares how she pushed her fear of failure and accomplished things. Fear is mostly made up in one’s own mind. However a person can redefine its meaning.

What I Learned From 100 Days of Rejection by Jia Jiang

Jia Jiang shares an embarrassing moment from his youth which is why he developed fear of rejection later in his life. Even with high aspirations he chose the easier option instead. Jiang focuses on considering the opportunities in the next failure or rejection one might be facing.

Why You Have To Fail To Have A Good Career by Michael Litt

According to Michael Litt failure actually provides a person with the ultimate experience that is needed for success. Many dream of overnight success, however most of the successful people have grown slowly over time, making one mistake after another.

Embrace The Near Win by Sarah Lewis

She is a renowed art curator Sarah Lewis was privileged to learn how  creative people work and form successful careers. She describes how she has learned to appreciate the “near win”. Lewis tells us how success is a moment but how the people who earned it strive for more. They are in the journey of mastery and make progress level by level.

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