Fear of Failure, Being Seen Trying and Pam from The Office US
We don’t want to be seen failing. We want to be seen to be perfectly competent all the time. It’s not pleasant when everyone knows you were dumped, or you went for a job and didn’t get it, or you failed an exam. It is embarrassing. It conflicts against this perfect persona we want to put out into the world. But guess what? You will fail, you will be rejected, and things will not always go perfectly for you. Welcome to life lads.
But should that fear stop us from trying?
To get what you want in life you have to take risks. To have the possibility of suceeding, we have to put ourselves in the vulnerable position that we might fail. Like Pam we have to be brave and take a chance.