heaven forbid you are a person who is gifted at whatever you take on, because that is your downfall. Being a failure is the fastest way to become a winner. I’ve failed in the kitchen like I’ve failed in the gym so many times, but I’ve become a winner through those failures. And I’ve used those failures with Quick Paleo Meal Prep, to bring the victories together to help you avoid my failures, and most of all wasted burnt food ;). And in all seriousness, if you want anything in life you need to be WILLING to fail.
BE WILLING TO FAIL
This attitude will set you apart from the real losers in life. Because while they’re busy being losers and trying to win at what they know they’re good at, you’ve stepped up to the plate of something you weren’t sure about and are coming at it from a place of gaining wisdom instead of a trophy. And if the person who thought they would win loses then most of the time they leave frustrated and angry, whereas if you approach the task WILLING to fail then you’ve opened yourself up to insights beyond comprehension. Being willing to fail doesn’t mean you don’t give it your best, but it means you accept where you are as a person who doesn’t know everything about this one thing and you’re wanting to learn from this experience, and that is what will happen with that attitude. You are not a failure but a student when you approach things with a willingness to lose, because the next time you play you’re applying what you learned and getting better with every game!
FAILURE AS A TEACHER
Life is an excellent teacher in all areas, and will school you every day if you’re open to it. Life will send you failures daily, it’s what you do with those failures that determines your future. You can collect all your failures in your mind and set them up as your antagonists or your enemies of victory, or you can praise them and thank them for what they thought you. Whether you failed at completing a lift in a competition or ran your first startup into the ground, you now have an invaluable resource to draw knowledge from and will be able to play the game like a veteran next time. Our failures are the wisest source to draw knowledge from, if we trust in what we know about the future we will fail, if we learn from our past we will overcome.
LOVE FAILURE, BUT DON’T LIVE FOR IT
The takeaway from this is to love the opportunities you’ve been given to fail and learn, but this doesn’t mean that you should seek failure. A masichistic lifestyle like that would not result in much of anything. Give everything your best and always play to win! Never approach a challenge with and attitude of defeat before you try, apply what you do know about the situation, learn as you go and if you do happen to fail then your instinct should be to do it again and correct the failure to gain the victory!
Dig up some failures in your life and analyz what happened and why you failed. Don’t get down on yourself, but pick yourself up knowing that once you receive the gem from this failure, victory is now much closer!
RESOURCES: Stefan Pylarinos, Barbell Business, Tony Robbins, Tim Ferris