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Day 11 [Mindset] SG NY Kickstart Challenge – Failure Versus Feedback

[TRANSCRIPT]

Hey guys!

Today I want to talk about how we love failure at Sleekgeek.

Sorry, what??

Yes indeed! We embrace and welcome failure.

Success is awesome. We all love it … we all want it. It’s a word that we find insanely inspiring and motivating. Who does not love success?

On the other hand, failure is the pits.

Failure is something that we all fear. No one likes to fail. It is possibly even the greatest fear of many people.

Yet, failure can often lead to even greater success in your life.

It all comes down to perspective and what you learn from your failure.

We have talked about how you do not need to be perfect on this journey and the sooner you start to realise that your mistakes are firstly normal and secondly beneficial the free’er you will be to move forward!

Everyone makes mistakes, especially those who venture boldly outside of their comfort zones.

However, a wonderful thing is that every setback and slip up is an opportunity to learn and get better.

At Sleekgeek we believe that you only ever fail if you give up or refuse to learn from your mistakes.

So let me re-emphasise that point … THE ONLY FAILURE EVER IS TO QUIT!

Got that?

If you quit you are not just giving up on health, you are giving up on you because being healthy is one of the greatest acts of self love there is.

The key is when you fail to evaluate what happened and figure out how to improve.

Making the same mistakes over and over again will not help you move forward until you learn the lessons you are meant to.

Fall down 99 times. Get up 100!

The key is to treat life with a GROWTH mindset guys.

I love this quote from the great Henry Ford:

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

Most of the world greatest inventions would not have happened if the great people behind them had not failed, persevered and triumphed.

There is rarely such thing as instant success. So expecting it as your yardstick is simply insane.

A video on failure would not be complete without the extremely well-known quote from Michael Jordan.

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games.

Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

If I reflect on my life nearly everything I am today is a product of loads of mistakes… in my career, in relationships, in my health journey.

I have messed up so many times on this journey. But I get back on QUICKLY.

But what I am really good at is not blaming others when things go wrong, figuring out what the hell went wrong and how can I be better at it the next time.

I am hungry for continual improvement.

Anything I can good at now I was no good at in the beginning.

That is how life works.

You cannot learn to ride a bike without falling off a few times. If you never got back on and corrected mistakes you would NEVER learn to ride…

Right?

And how damn sad would that be guys???

Your action

Grab a pen and paper or make a note on your phone but please write it down rather than just thinking about it.

Now… Think about a time that you failed at something.

Ask yourself in hindsight what you learned from that experience?

How has that failure helped you in your life?

Now remember to embrace failure.

Good luck with that and see you tomorrow!