Fear Of Failure Is The Worst Reason Not To Do Something

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Fear is an excellent, if somewhat clumsy and inefficient, indicator of a possible proximate threat. It is, however, a terrible emotion to be relying upon when making long-term plans. Fear of failure in particular is a paralyzing waste of cognitive energy.

There’s a scene in The West Wing, one of my all time favorite television programs, that puts fear in its place as…

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