Six Ways to Overcome the Fear of Failure in Business

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Don't Be Concerned What Other People Think

Are you afraid to fail because of what other people might think? Let go of this negative habit and ask yourself, "Who cares what other people think?" Some of the greatest inventions of our time were scoffed at initially, but did it stop those savvy entrepreneurs from pursuing their idea? Pursue your ideas and passions because you want to, and don't live your life for anybody else.

We all know that getting ahead in your career requires many things: industry knowledge and expertise, experience, a proven track record, being liked by your colleagues and customers, having a good reputation and more. But one of the most common things holding back many people from reaching the success they deserve is the fear of failure.

Jacqueline Whitmore, an internationally recognized etiquette expert, author of "Poised for Success: Mastering the Four Qualities that Distinguish Outstanding Professionals," and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach, says the fear of failure is more common than we think, but overcoming it is very possible.

In this slideshow, Whitmore has highlighted six tips to help you on your journey.


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