I think all of us, no matter how old we are or where we come from, share this single fear: The Fear of Screwing Up.
We hate screwing up. We hate it when we make mistakes. We hate it when we prepared so much for something, like a presentation, and we completely made a mess out of it.
We hate screwing up. We hate the thought of embarrassing ourselves in front of a crowd. We hate the feeling of hopeless and despair as we are forced to sit through the failure.
We hate it because our capabilities are questioned when we do screw up.
We just don’t want to screw up.
But what can we do?
We are human, prone to error and failure.
Screwing up is in us.
What we need to change is the attitude towards people that did screw up. Be empathetic, know that you might have been in that person’s position.