WHY I’M OBSESSED WITH FAILURE AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO BE TOO
In this episode of#TheConfidencePodcastwe are chatting about:
- How giving yourself permission to fail will open you up to actually succeeding
- The many faces of “failure” – are you aware of the failure you are avoiding?
- 5 ways to chase after failure with more confidence
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QUOTES ON FAILURE:
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to something remarkable?
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. –Napoleon Hill
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.
HOW GIVING YOURSELF PERMISSION TO FAIL ACTUALLY OPENS YOU UP TO SUCEED
Better an “ops” than a “what if.”
The bigger the failure, the greater the lesson.
Deciding to “like” failure changes everything.
-I am less stressed
-There’s less pressure
-I am more myself
-I am more bold
-I take more chances
-I give myself room to explore
-I stopped defining myself by my setbacks
-I stopped limiting myself
-I got unstuck
Deciding to give yourself permission to shine works
-You don’t have to worry about what other people think
-You can focus on what you really want
-You stop avoiding what you’re putting off
-You look at growth differently
Getting obsessed with failure helped me:
-Break free from my eating disorder
-Find my happy body weight
-Take chances to launch my business
-Give love another shot after being heartbroken
-Dare to dream big travel dreams and go for them
-Create multiple streams of revenue for myself
-Write my first book and tell my story with confidence
-Train for and complete my first endurance events – and ultimately my Ironman
-Be a more confident and carefree parent
Embracing failure and the potential of it has opened up my faith and deepened my trust in God. I worry less about failure now that I know God will carry me through if I am just willing to show up and go all in. The pressure is off of me because God is with me; therefore, it is impossible to fail.
THE MANY FACES OF FAILURE:
Permanence belief – lack of growth mindset.
Avoidance or procrastination.
Lack of taking ownership.
All-or-nothing thinking not open to change or the pursuit of grey.
CHASE AFTER FAILURE WITH MORE CONFIDENCE:
1). Reframe failure as a badge of bravery.
2). Create more conversations around your daily failings.
3). Get obsessed with celebrating growth and learning.
4). Let go of worrying about what other people *might be thinking
5). Stop taking everything so seriously + take what matters seriously
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LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:
Erika Videtto – She got me to take action on embracing potential failure without even knowing it.