#988 Fail Alchemized to FAIL

Fail = Faithful Attempts In Learning!

Continuing our brief trip through Marie Forleo’s brilliant brain and equally wise book Everything Is Figureoutable, let’s redefine one more f-word.

We started with Can’t vs. Won’t. Then we moved on to upgrading fear to FEAR by “Facing Everything And Rising.”

Today we’re going to talk about the word: “fail.”

Marie tells us: “When I look back on this breathtaking, heartbreaking adventure called life, I legitimately don’t see failures. Every painful misstep I’ve made has been a stepping-stone to a better me.

Plus: “Failure as a concept is incredibly shortsighted. It’s like watching a movie and stopping in the middle because the characters hit conflict.

And, to the alchemy: “Think about the word ‘FAIL’ like this: it’s a faithful attempt in learning. That’s it. A faithful attempt in learning. It’s nothing to fear and nothing to avoid. From this perspective, failure is not a glitch in your figureoutable journey, it’s a must-have feature. As cliché as it sounds, you can only truly fail if you stop learning and growing.”



Let’s upgrade it and give it some all caps love: FAIL!

All those little (and big!) mis-takes? Those are simply “Faithful Attempts In Learning.

That’s Today’s +1.

If you feel so inspired, think of a recent mis-take-“failure.”

Let go of any potential shame and all that. Let’s mine that experience for all it’s worth.

Let’s sprinkle some growth-mindset magic dust on it as we ask ourselves: What did we learn?!

Here’s to a LIFETIME of faithful attempts in learning.

+1. +1. +1.

P.S. Remember: As Ralph Waldo Emerson so wisely advised us: “All life is an experiment. The more the better.

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