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Do you have a fear of failure? It’s clinically known as atychiphobia – a condition that can immobilise you and stop your progress in life. It makes you scared to try new things, take risks or embrace growth for fear of failure. As a result, you can’t move forward to achieve your goals.

Many people may keep this fear to themselves or may not recognise they have it. American figures show 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 5 teenagers will deal with a specific phobia disorder (including this particular phobia) at some point in their lives.

Fear of failure can lead to a broad range of emotional and psychological problems, including shame, depression, anxiety, panic attacks or low self-esteem. It may negatively affect how you perform at school or work, or how you interact with friends and family members. (Cleveland Clinic)

Shake off this phobia, protect your mental health. The little known truth is: Failure is part of the road to success. It is life’s greatest teacher. It builds your character and humbles you (Forbes).