Reframe Your Fear Of Failure - The Mind and Body Connection
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Are you afraid to fail? Do you consistently pick the safe choice? How many of your life decisions are unconsciously driven by this fear? How many of your life choices are driven by fear of disappointing someone else?
Jon, a 26-year-old Broadway performer, initially came to me because he was suffering from shingles, insomnia, and exhaustion. He had been cramming tirelessly for the GREs on top of performing eight shows a week on Broadway. He reported his overwhelming stress and intense fear of being rejected from Columbia's MBA program as his reason for seeking treatment. Although only 26, Jon told me he felt like a failure. Yet he owned his own apartment in NYC, had already been on a TV series for MTV, and was going into his second year in a Broadway smash hit. He was in a long-term, healthy love relationship, had many close friends, and had a substantial amount of money saved as a down payment for a weekend house in the country.
As we dug deeper, Jon revealed that he actually had no desire to get an MBA. He told me that his parents considered him a failure, so he felt that if he got a "proper" advanced degree and a "real job," it might change their minds.
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