Boot Camp week 2 – overcoming the fear of failure

One of the things I’ve noticed most during nearly 10 years of helping people lose weight is how a lot of them panic when I ask them to set goals. Last week was no exception. Posting a picture and setting goals sent shockwaves through some of the Slimpod community! In my blog last  week I said this six-week Boot Camp is as much about helping you to overcome what’s been holding you back as it is about helping you to move forward. For so many people it’s their own mind that’s been holding them back – because they have a fear of failure. So that’s what we’re tackling this week!  Watch my video first and beneath the video there’s some more practical advice to help you overcome your fears.

Beating Fear Of Failure

Because most obstacles in life are in our own heads, I really recommend you read this book (it’s only £6.99 in paperback) or at the very least download the free PDF – and that’s your task this week. Buy The Obstacle is the Way Or download the PDF here  If you buy the book it won’t take more than a couple of hours to read. It has a great method for people who want to change the way they think about obstacles in their lives and it shows you how problems are amazing opportunities to get stronger. It really helps you realise that success in anything (including weight loss) is not a gift that some people are blessed with, but a path that anyone can go down. If you have a fear of failing you really must take action. Goals shouldn’t be obstacles, they should be things that allow you to measure your success and progress on to the next level. If you haven’t reached a goal, then you need to dig deeper and find out why rather than letting fear take control. Motivation is paralysed by fear. Decide what you want of the world and go get it. No clarity = no change and no goals = no growth. Leave a comment below and let me know how this has helped you see beyond your fears!

28 thoughts on “Boot Camp week 2 – overcoming the fear of failure”

  1. Thank you I was feeling scared I won’t manage to lose weight but now I will not let it stop me I’m determined to do this for me

  2. This definitely describes me over the many years. I found this blog very helpful. I will be listening to this over and over.

  3. I can really relate to this. I’ve been back on my Slimpod and doing it properly for 4 wks (i.e. Writing positives daily – -having done it 3 times in the past but only once properly – of course that time I lost weight). After 3wks I’d lost 2 inches from my waist, 2 inches from my stomach and an inch from my thighs – but then I started worrying if that’s it now, will I be able to lose more. I’m still listening at least once a day and trying to stay resolute – I reset some of my goals last week and one of them is now “I am prepared to succeed”.
    Thanks Sandra, I never post any comments but I do appreciate all the videos xx

  4. I need to face my fears and not expect failure as I know it is holding me back. Any help on this would be much appreciated.

  5. Joan bainbridge

    Thank you for this Vidio I’m definitely going to conquer my fear it’s held me back all my life

  6. Thank you Sandra, really useful and it explains a lot about my life – not just struggling to lose weight.

  7. Have just watched video and I agree that fear does hold me back , but today I tried on a dress a size smaller than I am and it fit and looked lovely I am now determined to keep going because there are still a few little niggles to iron out thank you again for this boot camp it is really helping

  8. Your comments resonated with me and I found the PDF very interesting so have ordered the book to read and inwardly digest (no calories!)

  9. Thanks Sandra – is fear the same as self sabotage? I don’t think I feel fear, I’m not normally a fearful person, but I do think ‘I wont lose weight anyway’ so when I don’t lose weight, I don’t feel such an idiot. Which is also why I never told anyone I was trying to lose weight until they mentioned it – Does that make sense?
    If that is fear then hopefully the book and your advice will help me get over this as I really do want to lose inches

    1. Sandra Roycroft-Davis

      Hi Pat, I think that can still be classed as a fear because your unconscious is protecting you against the feeling of failure. You’re also creating your future and by saying you won’t succeed it’s’ a self fulfilling prophecy. I’ll be putting up a blog about self sabotage in this bootcamp series.

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