Why can a fear of failure be helpful?

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Mary Lamia (Author, Psychologist & Professor at The Wright Institute)

Mary Lamia discusses how a fear of failure can be highly motivating. She goes through the relationship of the fear of failure to shame and explains what we can learn from these feelings to be able to move forward.


About Author

Mary Lamia

Author, Psychologist & Professor at The Wright Institute

Dr. Mary Lamia is a psychologist and professor in the doctoral program of the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. Her career-long passion for encouraging emotional awareness is exemplified by her books, including the latest one 'What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions, and Success'. Her blog posts for Psychology Today and Therapy Today websites illustrate her endeavor to convey an understanding of emotion and its significant role in who we become.

Interviewed By

Vanessa Tyler

Vanessa Tyler

Sarder TV Journalist, and Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Anchor

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