May 30, 2012

Overcoming the Fear of Making Mistakes
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Written by : Martin Gysler| 0 | Personal Dev.

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people.” This is a famous quote from Anne Lamott in her book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Intuitively, we know that perfectionism is unrealistic and restrictive, a tyrant that steals success. In fact, there are many sayings and experts that stress the importance of making mistakes for creating and achieving great things.

 

But still there are many people who fear making mistakes. According to Martin Antony, Ph.D, professor of psychology at Ryerson University and co-author of When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough, “Generally, fears are influenced by both our biological and genetic makeup, as well as our experiences.”

 

We model what we see, Antony said. He gave the example of parents expressing their fears over making mistakes, which a child, like a sponge, soaks up.

 

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I am a NETWORKER and SOCIAL MEDIA GEEK. Entrepreneur and autodidact, I like freedom, talk about interesting stuff, music, travel, lifestyle and much more!

Active as entrepreneur and convinced autodidact for over twenty years, I choose since many years networking and social media activities.

Throughout this long period I was active in the commercial sector; insurance, real estate, health, well-being..., a wide range of knowledge, where I gained a lot of experience, expertise and know-be! Today, my main objective is to develop a global activity (Networking - Social Media - People Building) with people who have the same vision of life and quality of life to have success together!

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I am a NETWORKER and SOCIAL MEDIA GEEK. Entrepreneur and autodidact, I like freedom, talk about interesting stuff, music, travel, lifestyle and much more! Active as entrepreneur and convinced autodidact for over twenty years, I choose since many years networking and social media activities. Throughout this long period I was active in the commercial sector; insurance, real estate, health, well-being..., a wide range of knowledge, where I gained a lot of experience, expertise and know-be! Today, my main objective is to develop a global activity (Networking - Social Media - People Building) with people who have the same vision of life and quality of life to have success together! If you need support to develop a strategy for your online presence, feel free to CONTACT ME!

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