"Fixed-mindset individuals dread failure"
After finishing the book Mindset by Carol Dweck, this line couldn't leave my mind. In the book Dr. Dweck talks about how people with the fixed mindset are held back from their full potential because they fear failing; she says that people with the fixed mindset feel threatened by failure, and therefor they try to avoid challenges. But it wasn't until the end of the book that I was finally able to see and accept that I fear failure.
Since I was a little girl, I have always been extremely competitive, I like to be right in everything I say, and to me loosing against someone else is the worst kind of humiliation. I believed that this was just a part of my personality, but it had never occurred to me that maybe it wasn't that I liked to be right, but that I was afraid of being wrong, afraid of failing. My fear towards failing was the answear to a lot of actions with unknown reasoning behind. Looking back into my past I can clearly recognize how much has my fear of failure held me back to expressing my full potential and taking chances.