Why You Need To Fail More

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One of my goals this year is to fail more, and learn from my failures - in business, and my personal life.

No, that’s not a typo.

This year, I really want to fail. 

I know what you’re thinking - Gieselle’s been a little wacky for a while - perhaps she’s officially lost her mind.

But believe it or not, I’m actually seeing things crystal clear. 

Here’s the truth, failure isn’t something to be feared - it’s something that you should crave.

Let me break it down for you:

Here’s what I know about you - you value your personal and professional growth.  

You’re not the kind of person who would ever feel happy doing the same thing, or being in the same place for an extended period of time. (I feel you, honey. I’m the same way.)

You’ve got places to go, and you want to get there ASAP. (Can I get an A-MEN!)

But here’s the problem about aiming not to fail - if you’re never failing, you’re 100% playing it safe.  You’re either consistently doing what works, or  only making small, incremental changes, instead of taking the huge leaps that really change your life.

Let me be blunt: if you’re not failing, you’re not aiming high enough.  And if you’re not aiming high enough, then you’re never going to maximize your growth potential.


So, when you’re not failing, sure, you might be getting somewhere - but you definitely aren’t getting there as quickly as you could with a bold, leap of faith.

Think about the last time you failed: 

  1. How were you being bold, courageous, or vulnerable?

  2. What did you learn?

  3. What is there to be proud of, within that failure?

  4. What good came from that experience?

You might be surprised - sometimes, when you actually dissect your failures...they’re not failures at all.  They’re just things that didn’t quite go how you expected.

Here’s the even better news: when failure is something you’re actually aiming for, there’s no need to fear it - because when it happens, you’re getting exactly what you want.

So you know that fear of failure that’s been holding you back?  You can kiss that goodbye as well.


Tell me, where in your life would you like to push yourself harder and fail more?

 


Gieselle Allen