What do these things have in common?
Did you say, "All things that would help me get clients?" until you got to online dating?
Kind of... but not exactly.
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They all require that you not only embrace, but actually seek out failure in order to succeed.
Let me repeat: Seeking failure is the fastest path to the win.
Seeking failure is the fastest path to the win.
1) Seeking failure takes away the fear. Try big, expect to fail, no fear!
2) Seeking failure promotes risk. If you're not caught up in rejection and fear of not achieving your "outcome," you're much more likely to put yourself out there and take a risk - and risks are what drive outstanding success.
3) The more failure you collect, the more opportunities you create for success. In The Prosperous Coach, the authors talk about "collecting NOs". In other words, to get a YES, you have to get out there and find as many people as you can to talk to. And most will say NO... but without collecting NO, you'll never find the person who says YES!
4) Failure delivers the most concentrated spiritual shot of espresso you can ask for. Failure asks you to get past: Fear, rejection, ideas about worthiness, worrying about if anyone likes you, perfectionism, and comparison-itis. Failure asks you to learn to accept and detach from the outcome so you can play in a whole new field.
5) Failure, you'll come to learn, is not a failure at all. It's a new door that opens - in fact, failure is usually 12 new doors that open simultaneous plus a bunch of windows. Seeking failure means that you're totally jazzed up that things didn't go "your way" because you recognize that you created opportunity along the way.
Seeking failure - not just embracing but seeking failure - is the shortcut to getting out from behind the castle walls of fear.
JJ Carolan, the Group Coaching Gal, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Certified Professional Life Coach. Lots of letters to say.. I understand people.