When was the last time your fear of failure stopped you from doing something? Maybe it was a dream job you felt unqualified for, a major speaking event you were worried about screwing up, or a creative project you couldn’t quite perfect. Sometimes, uneasiness can save you from making terrible mistakes, but other times, your fear can go so far as preventing you from seeing things through.
In the video from Business Insider below, life coach, motivational speaker, and author Tony Robbins shares how you can understand and control your fear—even going so far as explaining how to use that instinct to your advantage.
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