This is how Seth Godin defines it. Our fear.
Fear of being laughed at. Fear of being criticized. Fear of being embarrassed.
Yes, this is what we exactly mean when we say fear of failure.
But they are not the same.
Failure is a very essential indredient for success. Being embarrassed is not. It is just a choice that we make. And a wrong one, of course.
But what makes us choose it?
Our need to fit in. Our need to be approved and accepted by all around us. Our need to be in compliance with the social norms.
And that’s exactly how we lose ourselves. Almost always.
Abhimanyu Gupta lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife Nilanjana & son Anusurya. His profession is software testing and his passion are music and books. He can be reached via Email, LinkedIn or Facebook.