Confidence coaching

Fear of failure can cripple your dreams and lead you into a life void of success. It ranks as the number one reason why people don’t fulfil their dreams and goals, preventing us from fully using our abilities, taking risks, building self-confidence and reaching our full potential. It is often what prevents us from ending a bad relationship, quitting a job we don’t enjoy, or even taking up a new hobby that would bring joy into our lives.


How can coaching help you overcome the fear of failure and gain self-confidence?

A qualified life coach can help you beat the fear of failure for good and reach the level of self-confidence you need to ace your goals and cope healthily and constructively when you don’t get precisely the results you envisioned. Yes, you will still experience shortcomings – the whole point is to learn instead of allowing them to break your confidence.

Here are the main ways how coaching can be of help:

Coaching can help you identify the root cause

To overcome the fear of failure, you first have to understand your underlying issues. There is a reason why you feel this way and didn’t manage to become a self-assured adult. There is likely a situation or an experience from your past that led to a malfunctioning pattern of approaching new opportunities. 

Perhaps your parents have always expected great things from you, and you don’t want to let them down. Maybe your boss has been giving you praise for your work recently, and now all those words are swirling around in your head. Perhaps your upbringing determined you to derive your self-worth from external validation. 

Whatever it may be, the chances are that your anxiety won’t go away until you identify what’s truly behind it. A qualified life coach will take the time to help you figure out by yourself what impacted your self-confidence from your early years up to this day. 

Coaching can help you redefine failure

Who hasn’t failed at something and then felt paralysing fear about doing it again? We often hear of individuals who will never try a specific activity ever again because they’ve already failed at it once. But coaching can help you look at your failure in a new way and give you the tools to begin making a change for the better.

In general, failure is looked on as a negative thing, but you can learn how to use it as an opportunity for growth through coaching. So many former gifted children base their confidence on their ability to succeed at everything on the first try. It’s essential to recognise the possibility of failure instead of denying it and avoiding the situation altogether, and a good life coach can help with this. 

Coaching can help you build real, immutable self-confidence

Self-confidence is the recognition of our worth as a person, which should be independent of the outside world. To be self-confident means feeling positive about yourself and your own decision-making, especially when you’re facing challenges or setbacks. 

People with high self-confidence don’t hesitate to try new things because they feel sure about their abilities, regardless of the result. A truly self-confident person can’t be brought down by failure but will instead view it as an opportunity. 

Your coach isn’t going to force you into anything or judge you for any reason— they will guide and coach you toward self-improvement by helping you find the strength you need in yourself. 

The bottom line

The higher the self-confidence, the lower the fear of failure. If you are looking to change your life for the best and feel like your fear of failure is holding you back from achieving those dreams and reaching your full potential, make sure that you contact a professional life coach. Don’t allow this crippling fear to haunt you anymore, let yourself be the one in control.

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Written by Stuart Downing, Anxiety Coach
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Stuart is an International professional life and business coach, working in Harley Street, London, Birmingham, Warwickshire and Lanzarote. Stuart has strong expertise in personal relationships, anxiety, self-esteem and confidence issues. Call 07825 -599340 for a no obligation 30 minute consultation

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