Do you think you’re special when it comes to failure?


I’ve been thinking about ‘failure’ a bit lately. I wrote about it here for the Champagne Cartel girls. I wrote about it in Your Best Year Ever. And it comes up in pretty much every single podcast interview I do. (This is probably the one where I ranted the most on the topic.)

And the main thought around failure that keeps bubbling to the surface lately is this:

  • Given nothing worth achieving is easy to achieve;
  • given no one achieves anything worthwhile without first experiencing failure;

why do we hold back on trying stuff, scared that we might fail?

Why do we think we’re so special that, despite the fact that no one else in the world gets to do it, we should be able to skip the whole ‘failure before success’ thing?

Now I know what you’re thinking right now. You’re thinking “Hey, shut up Kelly. I don’t think I’m special at all.”.

And if that’s the case, then I have this to ask of you:

What’s holding you back then?


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