Day 11 – Failure vs Feedback [14-Day Power Mindset Challenge]

👋 Welcome to Day 11 of Team Asijiki’s free 14-Day Power Mindset Challenge!

💡 Each day for 14 days we give you 1 lesson and an action to complete that will make you think, open your mind and better prepare you for change in any aspects of your life.

Today’s lesson is about Failure vs Feedback

We are talking about how much we love failure.

What?

That’s correct. We embrace and welcome failure.

Success is awesome. We all love it and we all want it. It’s a word that we find very inspiring and motivating. Who does not love success?

On the other hand, failure is the pits.

Failure is something that we all fear. No one likes to fail. It is possibly even the greatest fear of many people.

Yet, failure can often lead to even greater success in your life. It all comes down to perspective and what you learn from your failure.

We have talked about how you do not need to be perfect on this journey and the sooner you start to realise that your mistakes are normal and beneficial the freer you will be to move forward.

Everyone makes mistakes, especially those who venture boldly outside of their comfort zones. However, the wonderful thing is that every setback and slip up is an opportunity to learn and get better.

We believe that you only ever fail if you give up or refuse to learn from your mistakes.

So let us re-emphasise that point: THE ONLY FAILURE EVER IS TO QUIT!

Got that?

The key is when you fail is to evaluate what happened and figure out how to improve.

Making the same mistakes over and over again will not help you move forward until you learn the lessons you are meant to. Fall down 99 times. Get up 100!

The key is to treat life with a GROWTH mindset.

We love this quote from the great Henry Ford:

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

Most of the world greatest inventions would not have happened if the people behind them had not failed, persevered and triumphed. There is rarely such thing as instant success. So expecting it as your yardstick is simply insane.

And the topic of failure would not be complete without the extremely well-known quote from Michael Jordan.

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games.

Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted 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.”

Take some time and reflect on your life, we are sure that everything you are today is a product of loads of mistakes; in your career, in relationships etc

The key is to get back onto it quickly, don’t place blame, figure out what went wrong and how you can do better the next time around.

Be hungry for continual improvement because we are sure that anything you are very good at now you may not have been as good at at the beginning.

That is how life works.

You cannot learn to ride a bike without falling off a few times. If you never got back on and corrected mistakes you would NEVER learn to ride.

Today’s 🎯 Action:

Grab a pen and paper or make a note on your phone but please write it down rather than just thinking about it.

Now think about a time that you failed at something.

Ask yourself:
In hindsight what you learned from that experience?
How has that failure helped you in your life?

Now, remember to embrace failure.

Share your thoughts with us in the Facebook Group.

DONE!

See you tomorrow. 

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If you have just stumbled on this challenge, then you can sign up for Team Asijiki’s full 14-Day Power Mindset Challenge right here. It is 100% free!