Overcoming Fears

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
— Albert Einstein, 1879–1955
German born American Physicist

Fear of making a mistake can prevent us from starting
something we really want to accomplish. Our hesitation
to begin can be a need to make it perfect, fear of failure,
or rejection. We may do nothing—or procrastinate, assuming
that it won’t be good enough.

Many great achievers experience more setbacks than success.
At 16, Einstein failed his entrance exam for the prestigious
Federal Polytechnic School in Switzerland. He failed the
non-science subjects and did especially poor in French.
A year later, on his second attempt, he passed.

Some so-called experts and professors thought this true genius
would never amount to anything significant. What if Einstein
would have believed them?

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