A fear of failure can hold us back from going after opportunities, starting new projects, and aiming high. In this episode we talk about how failure is a natural part of the learning and making process, and it’s only an end point if we let it be. In the end the only real failure is giving up, or not even trying it in the first place. You’ll hear advice for pushing through this fear, and hear us talk about the mindset shift you need in order to see the positives in your failures.
You get to decide what both success and failure mean to you. Remember there is a middle ground between the two, so just because you don’t reach a lofty goal you set for yourself, it does not mean you’ve failed.
The only true failure is in giving up. Quitting a project (or not even starting it) means you’ll stay stationary. If you attempt something and it doesn’t turn out as you’d hoped, at least it’s a step forward towards your goal, and you know to try something different next time.
Failure is only an end point if you let it be. You can choose to focus on the positives and take what you learned from the experience to move on and try again, or you can call it quits. It’s up to you to decide if the failure is going to be the end, or just a dip in the road.
00:40 – Intro and catch up
05:05 – Fear of failing potential projects
09:30 – The only true failure is giving up
11:20 – Setting high goals
13:30 – Sharing your failures
14:50 – Why we’re afraid of failure
17:10 – Failing in public
21:50 – Part of the learning process
24:45 – Regretting the things we don’t do
25:25 – Can failure be a good thing?
28:00 – Failure as a motivator
34:20 – Last words of advice