In this episode we talk about failure and how to use it as a powerful tool for growth and self-development. Topics discussed include:
The breakdown of my 2019 marathon goal. How I chose it, what the plan was, and where it went south.
I mention David Goggins' book Can't Hurt Me, which I highly recommend to anybody that needs some inspiration or motivation.
I dive deeper into the execution of my marathon plan and explain the domino effect that resulted in 2 knee injuries.
I use this example to highlight the ways that failure can be used as a tool for growth.
I talk about things to avoid after a failure, mainly denial and rationalization.
That segues into accepting and embracing failure, which means taking full ownership of your failure.
Then we talk about how to do a post mortem on your failure in order to determine the "cause of death" of your goal so that you can learn from your mistakes and grow.
I talk about looking at failure as a fork in the road instead of the end of a road. This goes deep into the types of decisions that define who we are and who we become as individuals.
I explain why failure is a necessary and inevitable part of life if you hope to ever achieve anything meaningful.
Then in this week's Call-to-Action we all pull a failure out of our past and do a post mortem on it and determine what that failure taught us and how it continues to inform the decisions we make today.
I use an example of my time as an EMT in the Coast Guard and some hard failures I experienced during that time and how they taught me a lesson that has stuck with me ever since.
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