Tracey, I love this – thank you for posting today – May I have permission to quote you in a training class I will be conducting for emerging leaders in my company? It tells a tale of my journey – and any other references you have to share would be Greatly appreciated!! Not only do I love to fail, but I LOVE Tremendous Success!!
BLessings to you today!
Tracey, thanks for sharing this amazing story. I truly believe that this should be required reading for ALL students in grade school, middle school and again in high school. College students should be required to share their ideas on this topic. If we can ALL be prepared and understand this lesson, what an amazing and TREMENDOUS life we will ALL enjoy outside our own comfort zones ;-)
Thanks so much Mike. I very much appreciate your reading and commenting. Nice to meet a kindred spirit on the road to leadership:-)
You are most welcome Kat! And I would be honored for you to share this with other emerging leaders like us that need to view failure as the greatest gift of all:-) Thank you for reading and commenting and for your blessings!
Love the story and couldn’t agree more about stepping out of you comfort zone and learning how not to fail. Thanks!
Thanks for your comments Mark and for being a fellow traveler on the road to success who has been a tremendous encouragement:-)
Loved it all, starting with that wonderful Churchill quote— gotta keep that ol’ enthusiasm fired up!!
And that line about misery being the direct result of assuming things will go right… boy, if I had a nickel for every time I’ve forgotten that basic truth, they’d be calling me Old Moneybags!
I read something not too long ago about the need to fail as quickly as possible. Just what your dad was saying, really: success depends on learning from failure, so you might as well hop to it. He was a wise man, and I’m sure he’s mighty proud of you.
Finally: I loved the line: “In the end, it’ll all be okay; if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” What a beautiful combo of good psychology and faith.
You are most welcome Pat! Seems we get so seized up with fear of failure and we could just truly learn to embrace it imagine what a future we could build. And I agree, the younger you hear this and again and again, the better. I know my Dad started me on this from the time I could crawl:-) And I finally get it!!