From Fear to Fortitude

Gholamreza Zare
5 min readApr 28

A Hero’s Journey to Conquer the Fear of Fault and Success

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Once upon a time in a land not too far away, there lived two neighbors named Perfection and Success. They were constantly at odds, battling for the attention and adoration of the townspeople. Perfection, alluring in its facade, promised a world without fault, a place where every action was flawless. Success, on the other hand, welcomed the possibility of mistakes but led to a life filled with growth, learning, and ultimately, triumph. This tale unfolds the mystery of the “Fear of Fault and Success” and how to conquer it. So, are you ready to embark on this journey with me?

Imagine standing at the edge of a precipice, a vast chasm yawning beneath your feet. One misstep, and you fall into the abyss. That is the tightrope we often walk, teetering between the paralyzing fear of failure and the gripping terror of success. But what if I told you that, like the mythical Phoenix, you could rise from the ashes of your fears, stronger and more resilient than ever before?

Fear of fault and success, though seemingly contradictory, often stem from the same root: the reluctance to face the unknown. The fear of fault whispers in your ear, “What if you fail? What if you’re not good enough?” While the fear of success taunts, “What if you can’t handle it? What if you lose it all?” These fears hold you captive, trapping you within the confines of your comfort zone. But what if you could harness the power of critical thinking to break free from these self-imposed shackles?

To understand the power of critical thinking, let us first examine its essence. Critical thinking is like a sharp knife, carving through the tangled vines of emotion and assumption to reveal the true nature of reality. It is a flashlight that pierces the darkness of ignorance and brings clarity to the unknown. By embracing critical thinking, you can dissect your fears and transform them into opportunities for growth.

Now, let’s delve into the five-step plan to help you conquer your fear of fault and success using critical thinking:

  1. Acknowledge your fears: Like a ravenous monster lurking beneath the surface, fear grows stronger when left unacknowledged. So, shine a light on it! Admit that you’re afraid and identify the specific fears holding you back…