Posts tagged Failure

I’m listening to Elon Musk’s* biography and it’s astounding. He doesn’t see barriers…EVER. As a result, he and his companies are routinely doing things that the world used to think were impossible.

In fact, if you are an employee and you tell him something is impossible, chances are excellent you’ll be fired. He will inform you that you are no longer needed and that he will take over your project in your absence (on top of all of his other roles). The book’s author says that each and every time he has done this, he has seen the “impossible” through to completion.

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“I wasn’t very successful.”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this when someone returns after an experiment with meditation. This last time was from a fairly new client, who has a history of stress & anxiety.

I’d sent her off to close her eyes and sit quietly for ten minutes at least three times between that day and the next time we were scheduled to meet, two weeks later.

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I used to think that most people, including me, got stuck while trying to accomplish goals or pursue their hearts’ desire because of a fear of failure. I was wrong.
Sure fear of failure can play a role, but I find the fear of success is usually the more powerful block.
To see if this might be true for you, finish the following sentence as many times as you can. Write your answers down and try not to think too hard…just say the stem sentence over and over, and each time spit out whatever comes to mind…

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