Turn the fear of failure into a powerful source of motivation

A recent interesting article on the subject of “Entrepreneurial Women” published in the Harvard Gazette, highlighted a topic that is much discussed amongst women entrepreneurs, and that is dealing with the fear of failure in business. There was an interesting take on the subject from one of the participants in the Harvard Gazette discussion, Susan Hunt Stevens, co-founder and CEO of WeSpire, who spoke about the fear and anxiety that comes with trying to start and build a company. She said: “Just get used to the fear - there is constant fear. But it’s so much fun, the fear kind of motivates you.” Many aspirant and current entrepreneurs talk about how paralysing the fear of failure in business can be, often becoming a barrier to success - so, how much more positive an approach to take than turning that fear of failure into a powerful source of motivation to make a business work?