Don’t Let Fear Of Mistakes Stop You

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36 Responses to Don’t Let Fear Of Mistakes Stop You

  1. Bill April 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    “Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”: FDR 1933.

    Your psychological approach is a good example of how you can turn the tables
    to your advantage.

    In some ways your thoughts rank alongside my old dad’s saying “The man who never made a mistake
    never made anything”.

    • Justin Popovic April 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

      Hey Bill,

      Great comment and thanks for sharing your dad’s saying. Love it 😀

  2. Diane Chesson April 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm #


    That’s some of the best advice I’ve ever heard. Even more so because I can tell you’ve lived it. Even for corageous people who like to create and try new things, it’s hard to face the people you’re working for when something goes wrong. I love the advice you give…look at it as an opportunity and follow through with something better. I love it. I’m not sure that everyone can do that, but you’ve given them the best blueprint possible to try.

    This was a wonderful post. This time the word “awesome” is the truth.


    • Justin Popovic April 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

      Hey Diane,

      Thanks so much for the comment and I’m glad you liked the advice. I personally believe anyone can do this. Just some people will be able to do it with more success than others. But sticking to this philosophy and growing/improving over time, I think it literally will work for everyone.


  3. Sarah Arrow April 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Great timing, we are approaching the 25th anniversary of Susan Jeffers “feel the fear and do it anyway” and 25 years on, we’re still feeling it. I love your thoughts and will reflect on them.
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    • Justin Popovic April 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

      Thanks Sarah. I’m glad you reminded me of that book. Believe it or not I have not read it yet. I think it is time to finally order my copy… and then share it with my wife/friends when I’m done 😀

  4. Gerry April 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Hi Justin,

    Time topic!

    I used to be a worry wart (my friend called me that) but then I stopped being so and just learned how to just bite the bullet, and jump into the river, so to speak.

    I think mistakes (screw ups) are what makes us stronger and wiser.


    • Justin Popovic April 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

      Hey Gerry

      Right on dude. I have been following your progress and you are definitely a great example of this topic. Looks like the “worrying” isn’t stopping you anymore 😀

  5. John R. Kennedy April 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    I personally believe anyone can do this. Look at it as an opportunity and follow through with something better…Thanks…
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  6. Sean Breslin April 17, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    Hello Justin, I am going through a mentorship course at the moment and learning a lot, the process is making me think of what to do after the current course is finished.

    I believe that your strategies and products are more aligned to the direction I want to go… So I will be following this blog closely.


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    • Justin Popovic April 17, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      Hey Sean,

      Cool. I’d be interested to know what kind of mentoring course you are working on. There are so many options to choose from and they all target certain areas.

      Definitely keep an eye on this blog and for more information on these kind of strategies and ideas.


  7. Andy Beveridge April 18, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Great video Justin, and we can all reflect back on stuff that we have cocked up. It would be easy to turn your back and say I can’t do that, but face up to those fears and you become a stronger more reliable person every time.

    I have to say your videos often relate to what I have done or am doing and this one is no different.


    Andy B
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    • Justin Popovic April 18, 2012 at 10:56 am #

      Hey Andy

      Glad you liked the vid. And I agree… facing the fears and going through them is key. You come out on the other end a changed person… for the better


  8. Suzanna Molano April 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Great advice. It can be a hard lesson, but mistakes often teach us better than our best work could ever do.

  9. Frank Nicholls April 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    I agree with you Justin, we shouldn’t let our fear of mistakes stop us, whether at work or with life in general. We learn from our mistakes and should damned well never make the same mistakes over and over again.
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    • Donna Khan June 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

      We should not take mistakes as a big negative in our life. Let’s just set it as a teacher to become a better and strong person in the future.
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  10. Michael Finlayson April 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Hi Justin,

    I couldn’t agree more and it’s what I’ve always tried to do. It’s also a great way to take the wind out of people’s sails who are all geared up to rant and rave at you for a problem, they are all set for you trying to justify the problem whilst you agree that there’s a problem and look to work with them to solve it. What happens is what happens, you might not be able to change the past but you can certainly influence the future.

    Have fun,

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  11. Princeton April 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Sometimes the only thing that screws you up is your fear of screwing up. Can this fear be removed instantly? I guess it requires a long term process. Your video is so uplifting.

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  12. Andrew Jackman April 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    This is a great video. One must never fear creating mistakes and carry on their works. The video explained that wonderfully and I’m happy that you shared it.


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  13. Spencer McDonald April 25, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    Wow. You hit it right on the head. That is me. I am so afraid of failing that I only dream. I so want to stop dreaming and start living. And……. I am stuck. I need a good whack on the head. How can you help me?
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  14. Seann Robinson May 2, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    In life, there are always one more chance to correct our mistakes and you call that chance ‘tomorrow’. It is true what they say about ‘try and try again’. It’s better than never to try at all. Rather than fear because you failed, fear because you failed without fighting. Life isn’t fair but you wouldn’t know it unless you lived it.

    Great advice, Justin! I’m new here but I can feel you. Thanks!
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  15. Shawn Robinson May 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    There is just but a lot of stuff that I have learned the hard way, and trust me I have screwed I lot of times than I can remember. I am one person who is never afraid of making mistakes, because that is just one step in getting to learn new stuff. If you sit back and wait for everything to be perfect trust me you will not go anywhere. You will be stuck where you are forever.
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  16. trisha larken May 12, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    Great advice. I learned a lot. Changing your perspective and be able to accept and to make it as an opportunity. Your mantra will be also be my mantra.
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  17. Romeo Barrett May 13, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    Everybody should hate the fear. Because fear is totally fake. And the mistake, its a normal matter. Without mistake people can not learn anything. So, i think mistake is good for everybody.
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  18. tinafreysd May 16, 2012 at 3:15 am #

    Great sharing of advice..This one is good for me..Thanks a lot for sharing..
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  19. Jessielyn May 18, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    I agree. Mistakes make us learn what not to do next time and what to avoid
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    • Hanna Bell May 18, 2012 at 8:19 am #

      Mistakes is a good teacher. You will learn something from it. But if you keep on making mistakes that stupidity.
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  20. Judy D. Cunningham May 24, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    Mistakes is a tool for us to do right, fear is what makes us weak, I learned from these from the past.

  21. Michelle June 3, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    Nice vid! It was very helpful to me. It is really important to face your fears and learn from making mistakes. What could be the est thing to do to gain courage to one’s self? Thanks a lot for sharing this.

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  22. Grace Sevilly June 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Just what I needed to keep up my motivation.. I am planning to join a pageant and i am having second doubts about it… thanks for pushing me forward
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  23. john June 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    I did a parachute jump some years back loved it, great fun. However a young woman who was also jumping was scared out of her wits, shaking pale, the works. She jumped despite so scared. That was courage, I really admired that.
    Stay Well Stay Happy

  24. John P. Burton June 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Yes! I also want to advised it to everyone read this blog. Don’t Let Fear of mistakes Stops You. Everybody is subject to get mistakes. Just try and try until you succeed.

  25. Bill July 9, 2012 at 3:02 am #

    I agree with you. Mistakes are important to understand our work and have success. Thanks for this reminder.
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  26. Samantha Brent July 9, 2012 at 4:25 am #

    This is very inspirational post. I like your post and the video as well. It is true that don’t let mistakes stop you of what you want to do. This is just your guide for your success.
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  27. Chery Brocks August 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    I totally agree with the comments made from this video. You can not learn things in life without making mistakes, so people should not beat themselves up about mistakes they have made. Mistakes are vital for success and they should not stop people from doing what they aspire.

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