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fearEveryone makes mistakes throughout life. Some people can simply brush off those mistakes and keep moving forward. For others, it can be more difficult. Fear of making mistakes is often something that has a lot of underlying components all bottled together. Fear of making mistakes can easily consume your daily life if you don’t take the time to understand your fear and work through it. If you find yourself fearful of making mistakes, here are a few simple points to keep in mind. 

Understand Your Perfectionism

Perfectionism can be a major struggle for some individuals. If you have perfectionistic traits, take time to understand them. When we can understand our emotions, we can better learn to work through them. You are not perfect; don’t try to be. 

Mistakes Lead to Learning

Sometimes it is hard to remember that mistakes often lead to great learning experiences. We learn our best lessons from making mistakes. Give yourself a break and remember that there are positive outcomes and benefits of making mistakes and taking wrong turns. 

Focus on Your Goals

Try to focus on your goals and the direction you are going in life. When we work through mental health and addiction, goals become important to us. Mistakes are a natural part of life, and they will happen. Learning to re-center yourself after those mistakes and to keep focusing on your goals are key for success.

Surround Yourself With Positive People

Surrounding yourself with a strong support system is important as you seek help for addiction or mental health issues. A support system is also helpful as we journey through life. Having people support us even through our mistakes can give us the courage and strength we need to keep moving forward. 


The fear of making mistakes can stifle growth, impact relationships, and influence decisions and choices. This fear can affect our daily life if it is not worked on. Learning to understand our fear is important and powerful. Sometimes, though, when we are struggling with mental health or addiction, we may need some help in understanding and working through the underlying components of our fear. Rarely is fear surface deep without any other aspects. Here at The Guest House, we understand how complex and unique your journey is. We are here to help and support you. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options at (855) 483-7800