“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
I’ve failed lots over the years. In business, in friendships, in parenting. But then I’ve learnt so much by trying. What we often perceive as failure, is just us learning how not to do something isn’t it? It’s how we react to something and learn from it that is important.
With the World Cup football, and Wimbledon over, we’ve learnt lots about trying and failing, trying again and learning from the experience. So many of us look on as we watch elite athletes at the top of their sport when they’re heartbroken when they don’t succeed. We don’t see them as they train for hours and hours each day, but we learn about it from their interviews.
We’ve seen and heard about how much mindset is crucial to top athletes success. We saw it at an athletics championship this weekend too. Young people aspiring to be world class athletes who are learning from their mistakes, and tweaking their training and ideas. Eldest son had an amazing weekend, far outweighing his expectations. His biggest failure was in an event he expected to do well in, whilst others he hadn’t expected to do well in, he excelled. Yes, he’s learnt lots from his failures, and he knows he won’t let his mind get the better of him next time.
Speaking of mindset, I spent time with a client last week and helped her listen to herself as she let her mind monkeys speak her beliefs. It was fascinating. Watching her face as she spoke out loud where the beliefs came from and seeing that she knew that it was ridiculous to hold onto that belief now. We talked about all the ways she was actually doing this thing really well in many areas of her life, but when it came to her business, the mind monkeys took over. She sent me a photo on Friday of where she was succeeding in her life and could now recognise that she could do this “thing” which she was getting stuck on. She was smiling too, and knew that it was just in her head that she couldn’t do it 🙂
Asking for help isn’t failure – it’s taking control
By asking for help, and saying things out loud, you can help yourself work things through. Failure is learning. If you need someone to listen to you, please book an Explore Call (20 minutes), and let’s work things out together.
To help you over the summer holidays which I know can be a challenge, I’m offering 5 x 20 minute focus sessions for £132. The idea being you have 20 minutes a week for 5 weeks which keeps you focused and on track, putting things in place for when you’re back to full hours at the end of the school holidays. I’ve only got 9 places, and Business Cheerleading Club members have got first refusal on these, so if this would help you, please get in touch & book your place today.
Individual Focus sessions (20 minutes) can be booked, if time available in my diary for £33 a session (if you’ve had your free one already), which you can book here: Explore session)
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