Why are so many people afraid to fail? Comfort keeps most people shying away from difficulties and away from failing. Unfortunately, we do not learn from success, we learn from failure. So one must be willing to push yourself past what is comfortable into failure if you are to get better. But just don't stay there. If you keep on failing at the same point you aren't learning your lesson. Failure is the stimulus that creates urgency to overcome and figure out what is wrong, fix it, then achieve. But once you achieve, don't rest. Push yourself to once again fail, learn, and achieve higher. Realize that success is ever only temporary. Once you achieve something the moment is over. So people who fear failure can only experience limits to success. Only as you push towards new failures and overcome can you experience new heights of success.