FEAR is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real, which means you’re scaring yourself based upon something that has not happened.

FAIL has an acronym too: First Attempt In Learning, which means the first time you try something you may not be perfect. Basically, you have a few tips, tricks, and techniques to learn before you do it again.

Both FEAR and FAIL traditionally have negative connotation, when in reality, those words do a body good. In fact, your first speech in any of the Pathways programs, commonly called The Ice Breaker, places a positive spin on these two terms.

Your FEAR will begin to CLEAR as you HEAR fabulous feedback that will STEER you in a positive direction.

Your Ice Breaker evaluation is a high-level summary of your First Attempt In Learning. This gives you a baseline of what you did well and what you can improve upon.

In other words, and in a rhyme, your FAIL is merely a SCALE in what skills are a bit FRAIL and which talents are hearty and HALE.

Failure are not fatal . . . it is merely your First Attempt In Learning. Listen to your evaluation, incorporate the suggestions into your next speech, and YOU WILL . . . present yourself well.

Failure is not Fatal

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- Daniel is the Executive Producer and web developer of Founder's District TV. He has been a member of Toastmasters Founder's District since 2005 and is now serving as the Club Growth Director for 2015-2016.