“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”Elbert Hubbard
We all know what it feels like to be afraid of making mistakes. We hesitate, delay and ultimately choose to do nothing and then devise elaborate justifications for our inaction. Fear overcomes our courage. Yet we also know the feeling of making quick decisions that lead to embarrassing mistakes. In those cases, a little fear would have encouraged us to slow down and make better choices, and maybe even saved someone else from the mistake that we made. Fear, then, can have a negative or positive impact on our decision-making, depending on the situation.
Fearing mistakes leads to bad decisions.
Fearing mistakes leads to good decisions.
Should you fear mistakes?