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Jun 13, 2019 08:46:35

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Keni

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Listen to this one and half minute video of a billionaire talk about failure 
When I saw the video, my first thoughts were - this is not how I grew up.

It could be a cultural thing but failure is NOT celebrated in many parts of the world.

You are always reminded of the community. So if you fail at something, the thought of what the community will think of you - makes you either work very hard not to fail or not try it at all. 


Reading Scott Adam's book and researching the topic - I know that the probability of success is directly proportional to the number of things you try. It is a numbers game. How many things are you willing to expose yourself to, fail at, learn from and move on? 

Absolute failure is never trying anything. 


Fear of failure has kept many from testing what they are capable of doing. 

I think the video is powerful.
The fact that you can teach children to be comfortable with failure and learn from them is profound to me. 

This is similar to my butterflies experiment but I want to incorporate failures along with butterflies. 

One failure a week?  
Shall we?


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    @keni - this is a great link -- thanks for sharing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo2BWo0LW2o

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 15, 2019 22:50:51
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      @brianball - Thank you Brian. The video you shared was a good one too. Sara's story is very interesting.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 16, 2019 21:39:10
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    @keni I wish I had been able to teach my son this. He still tries something once, can't do it and then just decides that is it and gives up. He is 17 and still can't tie his shoelaces :)

    Twizzle avatar Twizzle | Jun 13, 2019 16:38:46
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      @twizzle - Yes it is never too late. I am still learning new things so share it with your son and start today. I think it is a powerful way of thinking.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 13, 2019 17:50:51
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    @keni I'm so loving your energy, it's contagious.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Jun 13, 2019 14:57:07
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      @seunoyebode - :) Thank you Seun.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 13, 2019 17:49:57
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    @keni As Tim Ferriss says, "The goal is not to be fearless but to fear less." You are right many cultures including the US discourage failure starting with our education system. This is a good reminder. Thanks!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 13, 2019 06:36:48
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      @brandonwilson - I think anyone who grows up this way has an advantage. The education system needs a complete overhaul.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 13, 2019 17:49:38
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