Fear of failure and anxiety for success sometimes makes work less enjoyableFrom childhood to adulthood there are many tasks we undertake in our lives for which we want to be successful and achieve good results. For example, school exams, board exams, competitive exams, job interviews, professional deliverables and projects etc. It's a human trait that they will never want to fail and they will be always looking forward to success and this is how it should be. We should always aim for success.
But a question here to be answered is that does Fear of losing and anxiety of winning sometimes takes away the enjoyment of doing the work? Every human is programmed by God with some natural traits and abilities and people are likely to perform best when they are working as per their nature. Sometimes out of anxiety of winning we tend to modulate our natural way of working and try to change our workstyle as per the advice of others, by seeing others work or by reading from somewhere. Due to this sometimes we become uncomfortable and enjoyment of doing the work gets lost and we may still fail.
Obviously, sometimes it is needed that we change our natural way of working to be successful, but this should be done keeping our comfort level in mind. You must have observed that when you work towards a goal without fear of losing or tension of winning you tend to work freely as per your nature and enjoy your work more. As humans, it is quite natural to have aspirations of success in every work we do. But sometimes leaving aside these fears and anxieties of winning and losing can make us work in a more relaxed way and it can even enhance our quality of work and chances of success.
It sometimes happens that if we do our best and enjoy the work success automatically comes. On the other hand, if we keep on thinking whether we would succeed or fail it takes our focus out from work and we may fail.