Friday, January 19, 2018

100 Fails Challenge


This year I am challenging myself to fail and/or get rejected at least 100 times. By fail I don't mean that I am going to attempt to do things poorly. Instead what I recognize is that failure is part of success. Failure is a chance to learn grow and redirect your effort. It is simply feedback. The most successful people in the world are the people that have also failed the most. They take risk, try new things, and learn from their past mistakes.  Failure is how we learn to do everything in life. When we first learned how to walk, we had to fall and fail a bunch of times before we ever got there. That was just part of the process and as baby we didn't feel bad and our parents didn't make us feel like losers because we fell over and over again. So why do we do that to ourselves now? If you want to do anything great, you have to be willing to step out, take chances and not be afraid to fail because there is growth and knowledge to be learned there.

My intention with this challenge is to help release any fear of rejection and failure. To step out and take bold action. Whenever I have that feeling of maybe I shouldn't ask that or what if that doesn't work, and I know those feeling are coming out of fear, I will do it anyway. On the positive side everything could work out, but at worst I will be at the very position I started before that step and now I can just add it as a check on my fails list toward my goal.

I challenge you to do this with me if you like. Come along with me on this journey and let's see what greatness we can create!