Were you taught that failing was a bad thing?
For me, as an elite athlete, it was all about winning. I was very competitive (and still am! Any kind of challenge or race, I can’t contain myself 😉 )
Keeping winning or succeeding in the forefront of your mind is certainly important but failing is never a bad thing.
Failing or messing up, first off means that you have the courage to try something you are not so good at, yet…something you may be able to win/succeed at one point. Having that courage to try, and possibly fail, is a pertinent ingredient for success.
I wish I could remember where I read this, but I don’t… so unfortunately, I can’t give the author credit.
The author wrote about making a point to ask his kids at dinner if they had tried something new, rather than just asking how their day was. If they had and it hadn’t gone so well, he still congratulated them!
I love that mindset, to train your kids that it’s okay to fail and keep trying.
Adults need to remember to do that too, especially if we are going to win in this entrepreneurship rollercoaster ride. This experience is all about being uncomfortable, trying new things, messing up, and trying again.
Talking about challenges or racing… do you want to do a 30-day challenge with me?
30 days of trying something that you might (in your opinion) not be good at. Do something bold or outside your comfort zone every day.
Your challenge can be anything from making that nervous phone call, letting a stranger know about your services, following your workout schedule to a tee, or dancing in public ;).
Whatever it is that you tend to procrastinate on will push you a bit more than normal!
I did this with a friend a couple of years ago, it was one of my favorite 30-day challenges I have done.
Do you want to do it with me?!
Hit reply if you are in and we’ll keep each other accountable.
Ready to be bold, try something new, be okay with failing so you can get to where you want to go?
Well, if you are in for the challenge, you know I am.
Do yourself a favor and hit reply. It will be fun!