Cassian Baliarsingh

IAS Divya Mittal is one of the most loved and popular bureaucrats in the country. The dashing IAS officer, who is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Bangalore, has cracked the UPSC Civil Services Exam twice.

A native of Haryana’s Rewari, Divya was born and brought up in Delhi. After completing her engineering from IIT Delhi, she did her MBA from the prestigious IIM Bangalore. She then moved to London with her husband Gagandeep Singh where she had salary package worth lakhs.

However, the couple wanted to serve the country and returned back to India. Gagandeep first cracked IAS while his wife Divya became an IPS officer in 2012. While undergoing training for IPS in 2013, she once again appeared for the exam and qualified for IAS.

She is very popular on social media platforms with lakhs of followers on Instagram and Twitter. A great motivational speaker, she often shares her thoughts on Twitter to guide IAS/IPS aspirants.

Meanwhile, Divya has taken to Twitter to share 9 principles to develop the mindset to overcome the fear of failure.
Take a look at the valuables principles 

Principle 1: Resilience Forge: Do things that immolate the fear of failure. Take up activities that are challenging and the chance of failure/losing are high. Once you lose enough number of times, it'll remove that fear from your mind.

Principle 2: Attempt Paradox: Think of the worst case. A batchmate wanted to quit MBA from IIM as she feared failing an exam & not being able to complete. Worst case was anyways failure. She tried & won. Quitting is the same as failing. So might as well try.

Principle 3: Embracing the Fall: Start the task thinking that you are going to fail. But put your best effort & heart into it. In other words, do the task to fail! Stop thinking of results, just try to start AND finish. You will see that you will actually work better!

Principle 4: The Growth Lens: Each time you fail, instead of feeling bad about it, think of the learning and growth that come from it. If you remove the negative emotions associated with any event of failing, the fear of failing the next time would reduce.

Principle 5: Power of Positive Synergy: Work with people who are in a similar situation. This will make you feel that you are not alone in this. But make sure the discussions with them are around positivity rather than just discussing failure.

Principle 6: Echo chamber of Self: Fear of failure often stems from worrying about what relatives/others' will say but in reality, success or failure is a personal journey. For others it's just gossip. You don't owe it to anyone.  The success is yours, and so if the failure.

Principle 7: Kindness Catalyst: We are sometimes our worst critic. We beat ourselves up so much on a failure that our mind wants to evade that experience again at any cost. This induces fear the next time. If u are kind to yourself, your mind will become ok with trying.

Principle 8: The continuum of Opportunity: Dissociate the failure with the person. Failing at something doesn't make YOU a failure. You will always have more opportunities to succeed and do well in life.  Setbacks are a part of life.

Principle 9: Cosmic Perspective: Meditation/prayer makes you realize that there is a greater force than your current challenge. You feel so humbled and insignificant, that the situation itself starts to feel trivial. Connect with a higher force to draw strength from it.

"Some people don't start because of fear of failure! Some stop on getting a failure! Only the rest win! No one is born with these mindsets. Develop them to become the best version of yourself," the IAS tweeted and requested her followers to share and retweet with others so that 'we can create winners all around us.'