When I went through coach training, my instructor asked what I was afraid of most. Without missing a beat, I said failure.
I was afraid of not meeting expectations, of missing the mark.
What I didn’t realize at the time is that I get to choose how I think when that happens.
We are taught from an early age to go after the A+, and that failure is bad. But what if you let that conditioning go for a moment and allow yourself to believe that failure means you’re on the right track.
What if the next time you fail, you think nothing has gone wrong?
It changes everything.
When I fail now, I choose to think I’m progressing; I know I’m learning.
I refuse to beat myself up.
My failures mean I’m trying something hard – I’m heading in the right direction.
Every time I pick myself back up, I’m growing and getting stronger.
What if the only way you really fail is if you quit?
My clients and I commit to creating the lives we want and we expect to fail.
We allow those failures to build resilience and confidence along the way because we know our results are inevitable.