# 4 … The Fear of Making Mistakes and Failing
Everyone makes mistakes. I wished I had $10 for each one I’ve made over the past 50 years plus. Mistakes that lead to a money loss can be personally and professionally crippling.
They happen. You get to choose—will they handicap and paralyze you? Or will you look at them as a learning and growth experience?
What you have to guard against is the reaction that the fear of failure and making mistakes can generate paralysis . . . getting stuck mentally. Making money mistakes and experiencing failures won’t destroy you. Your key to resurrecting yourself is determining—
- What happened?
- What factors could you control, influence or alter?
- What factors could you not control?
- What did you learn, the pros and cons?
Over the next several weeks, I’ll continue to post the top fear factors for today … to overcome your fear, and get back on track, get your copy of Money Smarts for Turbulent Times by Judith Briles–available in paper and ebook format.