Resilience in Failure
We’ve discussed fear and growth the last two weeks. Both circle around failure, and our thoughts about and approach to failure is key to where we go. Resilience in failure Is what we need to be our best living on the edge: bouncing back with each setback and trying again to chase growth. This is what it looks like to live outside your comfort zone and keep getting back up again and again. Resilience is the secret.
A quote about this key ingredient of resilience is, “Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." As long as you are giving full effort and evaluating your outcomes, failure should not be seen as a bad thing. Let yourself face failure, face fears, live life on the edge of your capabilities, but be so resilient that you get right back at it when you fail. This is the kind of athlete we want to coach, the kind of employee we want to hire, and the kind of person we want in our circle.
Building this resilience is like a muscle. The more you use it, the easier it is to bounce back! Practicing it will make it more of a habit and more of who you are. (Those who don’t practice it are typically fear averse and miss out on opportunities because they stay hung up on a time they failed.) Be the one who shows others what it’s like to fail and then work harder, to bounce back quickly from mistakes, and to face fear as an opportunity to conquer and grow!
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