Failure is one of the greatest fears of my life, next to drowning or being trapped in an extremely tight place. Failure has never been acceptable. Going back to sports, I’ve always had to win and to be honest, I have done a decent job with it. I haven’t been a big time “winner”. You know that guy, he wins everything and every opportunity. But for me, I hate failure. I hate it to the point that I will lose sleep, dream about my job, and over process everything to the point where I will fight and work hard not to fail.
This has been a crippling thing to me at times, and even so to the point that the fear of failure has crippled me from winning so then I end up playing it safe. I am working very hard to run with my instinct and intuition. Quite frankly, I am not satisfied to just make it through ok, but I want to run hard and be in that place that resonates with every part of my make up.
Seth Godin challenges us to fail.
I found this video in an article on Mashable. Check it out.
I love this type of stuff where it challenges me to step out and get to the core of who I am. Be a risk taker. Be innovative. Don’t take no for an answer. Fight for the best.
Side bar thought: why do these types of things always come from guys who seem to be in a secure place in life? I’m just saying… i want to see an interview with someone in the middle of it and see their perspective.