Don’t Get Hung Up on Fear of Failure- It Can Be Imperative To Finding Your Passion!

Exploration is a big part of finding your passion; you have to try different things, in different settings, in order uncover what you love. However, while exploring you also risk failing, which we tend to avoid. In this way, could a fear of failure hold us back?

In this TEDx Talk Cass Phillipps, the founder of FailCon, outlines how fear of failure stops us from exploring and discovering what we love. She argues that this fear intensifies as we get older as we have more risks to consider. In order to overcome this fear, she suggests you have to learn to love the challenge, and consider the worst and best that could come from taking a risk.

Do you think embracing failure will help you find your passion? Share your thoughts below.

About the author: 


Allison Jones is the former Editor and Creator of Idealist Careers, a publication of Follow her on Twitter @ajlovesya.


Related Posts

Today's post was written by a guest contributor. We invite our community members to share their experiences and ideas on how to find a job that makes a difference. Want to contribute? Email us here Please note: We do not accept submissions from writers at content farms. Thank you for your cooperation.
Stand Out in 2017 | Take Our Free Idealist Careers Resume E-Class 4 Secrets to Making Yourself Look Fabulous on Your Resume