How can I focus when the “fear of failure” overwhelms me?

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Marjorie H.

Neagle Code Question

I just walked away from my corporate job of 17 years and for the last 6 months or so I have been trying to “find myself”. I've been doing a lot of soul searching and a lot of journal writing, and I come up with great ideas. I start working on them, and then I begin to experience this overwhelming fear of failure and I jump to something else. I know I need to focus on one thing, but I'm afraid if I spend too much time on the wrong thing, I could fail and have wasted all that time and possibly be out of time and money. I really hated my corporate job, but at least someone was always telling me what to do. Do you have any suggestions on how to navigate this?

Neagle Code Answer

Hi Marjorie, and congrats on the beginning of the rest of your life!

The key thing to understand here is that it is your FEAR OF FAILURE that is causing you to stop and find something else.

Let me remind you of something really important.

FEAR IS A LIE. And it is not from Spirit.

Fear is not a message to you from Source that’s trying to redirect you or help you course correct. It is from your ego.

And your ego has one goal in mind: to stop you from growing.

You see your ego views growth as a huge threat, and it will go to every length possible to keep you “safe”.

Instead of allowing fear to direct your decisions, I recommend using the following four questions:

1) Is this something I want to be, do or have?
2) Is being, doing or having this taking me closer to my goal? (You want a yes here)
3) Is being, doing or having this in alignment with Universal Law (more life to all)?
4) Does being, doing or having this violate the rights of others (does it take away someone else’s right to choose)?

The determining factor in using these questions is that you must answer yes to the first three questions, and no to the fourth.

When experiencing indecision, using the four questions above will help you see clearly which direction to take without letting fear take the reins in your life.

Once you make a solid decision using those four questions, then it’s time to exercise both belief and faith. This is where most people get tripped up and they stop.

I’m going to be facilitating a 3-day seminar on this exact topic July 26th-28th. I highly suggest you join me at Manifest Success Seminar and gain both the awareness and the confidence you need to step into your new life. Click here for all the details:

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  1. Hey David,

    Just letting you that I attended your seminar in Charlotte NC about 2 years ago and loved it.. and a small success story.

    I recently broke through a terror barrier of mine that was hold back my income increasing multiplied it by 4. and soon it

    will be a lot more!

    thanks again!


    • That’s fantastic Johnathan, congratulations! 4x leaps are in no way ‘small successes’. Celebrate that and keep doing it again and again and again. Appreciate the post.