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My own fear of failure inhibited me although I was unaware of it

The first example of my fear of failure happened in 1979. As I mentioned in the last blog I was unaware until recently what my difficulty was. I had graduated from University College Cork with a Ph. D in History and shortly afterwards a position as a History lecturer in

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Fear of failure stems from an innate feeling of being defective, a childhood wound.

You can either learn fear of failure, or it becomes engendered in you through neglectful parenting. I believe that fear of failure comes from a core feeling of not being good enough, which is turn stems from a child’s feeling of being unloved, and perhaps being overtly or covertly criticised.

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Fear of failure is a core issue that inhibits our instinct for achieving.

Failure in the context of fear is not what it seems to those who are fortunate to have had a secure attachment to parents and, therefore, are blessed with high self-esteem. They see it as no more than negative circumstances from which they learn and move on. It is a

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Fear of failure

For the next few weeks I want to look at a fear many of us have- fear of failure. All the issues I write about in this blog stem from an insecure attachement during childhood. In other words, they are all attachment issues and result from a failure in parenting.

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