Many of us do not fulfil our potential because we’re scared of making mistakes, finds a new study.
According to a Nyenrode Business University and IE University survey of 1,000 people, one out of two people think they could perform better if they were not worrying about making mistakes.
Interestingly, 46% of women worried 20-40% of the time compared to 33% of men, indicating that women worry more than men. These numbers increase even more if we look at younger higher educated professionals.
Participants were asked whether they would be able to perform better at work if they were less worried about making mistakes. Overall about 47% of peoples said ‘yes’ to this question. However, this figure rose to 60-70% for younger higher educated professionals.