Productivity: Is Fear of Failure Holding You Back?

Nobody likes failing. In fact, most of us dread it. But while it may seem like failure is the worst-case scenario, it may be just the opposite. The worst-case scenario might actually be that your fear of failing stops you from being successful. Here are just a few ways that fear of failure may be holding you back:

  • It takes an emotional toll. Living in fear is an exhausting way to live. Negative emotional mindsets like fear can damage everything from your relationships to your physical health, while a positive mindset can be a great motivator!
  • It limits your potential. Our fear of failure strikes the hardest when we leave our comfort zones. People who let that fear govern them are less likely to push their boundaries and try new things — even if those new things could be incredible. Fear of failure forces you to play it safe, even though taking risks can be the key to success.
  • It’s being blown out of proportion. Next time you’re afraid of failing, stop and ask yourself, “What’s the worst that can happen?” Most of the time, even the worst possible result (which is unlikely to happen) isn’t the end of the world.

Instead of seeing failure as the end of the line, try looking at it as a step in the process. Everyone fails — it’s the people who keep trying who eventually reach the finish line!

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I want to thank you for making the process of establishing a loan so easy for us. As a real estate agent in Denver, I have the opportunity to work with a lot of lenders – I know the good ones from the bad ones. And YOU are definitely one of the “good ones”. For my own home purchase, you can imagine how selective I was in working with a lender on our mortgage. I am so glad that we worked with you and CityWide. It’s no secret that the process of procuring a mortgage is extremely stressful, but you made this process as smooth of a transaction that it could have been and given the fact that we lived in Denver, and Marcus was in the middle of a very hectic travel schedule, you met and EXCEEDED our expectations.

Your attention to detail, your personal attention to us and our needs, and your overall professionalism made the biggest difference and the best possible experience for our family. I will recommend you not only to my friends and family but to my clients who are looking for the highest level of service for their mortgage.

Thanks again Jim for everything you did for us. We are so happy to be back home in Naperville, and in our house, that very much feels like home.

Andrea L.