Failing is a powerful experience with tremendous opportunity for growth. Without failing, the process of learning is limited. People often over-estimate the possibility of failing and under-estimate the danger of staying still.
We are taught from a very young age that failing is bad. Sometimes failing IS bad; sometimes it is inevitable and sometimes it’s good.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I’ve lost almost 300 games.
26 times I’ve been entrusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
I’ve failed over, and over, and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.
Failing can be one of the most humbling experiences and one of the greatest strokes of luck. Where in your life have you failed and what is your relationship to failure?
I invite you to have that conversation with me.