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This week, we had the pleasure of having Berni Xiong on the show and I loved her energy from the beginning. What I loved more was the fact that we talked about her failures and how people don’t know how to fail.
I did an old video that got a couple thousand views on the fear of failure. And how failure and success are not a binary notion.
It’s not one or the other. You need one to get to the other. In other words, you need failure to get to success.
Think back to when we were in school, and IF you were to fail, it would be this massive deal. Something is not right with you. You can’t read fast enough. You are not smart enough. It is always something that is lacking in you.
Well, schools base everything on the average student. The average learning speed. It’s how they can manage hundreds and sometimes thousands of new students every year.
Well, what worked In school does not necessarily apply to life. It’s just like coaching entrepreneurs. What works in starting your business from 0-100k is not what is going to make the business go from 100k to 500k.
Life is about change. That is what this show is about. How do we embrace that change? How do we fearlessly walk into the unknown.
I encourage you to think about your life. Are you measuring against the average person in society?
Because there is that stat floating around saying 85%,+ of ppl hate their jobs.
Because the average person is just that....average.
Because the average person is not fulfilled
I am sorry if this is offending certain people, but being average is not cool. Don’t buy into what others are saying that everyone is going to be around average, so just aim average.
If that is your thinking, well, you probably stopped listening to this show a long time ago.
Average is pathetic. That’s really what average is. And we are going to be average if you eat average food, think average thoughts, and do average things.
It does not take a genius to look around and see that there is a skew of wealth in the world. Why is it that 1% of the world own 99% of the money and resources available to the world?
Successful people follow patterns. They know what works and they break-out of the system of what everyone else is doing.
Mark Twain famously said - Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect
So think about it? No need to answer my question of the day or anything like that. But seriously take some time and ponder.
When was the last time you really failed at something? Did you tell others about it? Lewis Schiff wrote in his book business brilliant. 7 out of 10 multi-millionaires would say they are successful because failure is what showed them what they were great at.
Only 2 out of 10 people in the middle class would agree. Well, ask yourself. Do you want to be in the middle class? Do you want to be average?
I am not telling you that you should not be grateful if you are. Or if you happen to be in the middle class.
I am saying – If you want to be great. If being a changemaker or having the ability to make a positive impact in others lives is important to you, you must fail yourself out of the average.
I will say it again. You must fail faster. You must fail smarter. You must fail forward to being out of the average.
It was said during the interview. People who fail more have more attempts and is, therefore, successful by default because they tried more, failed more and the 1 or 2 times they were successful, that’s where it counts.
So don’t be afraid of failure. Embrace Failure. Because you never know what you might learn that will apply into success the next turn around.
If you want to see the video, feel free to check out my blog at www.thejaywong.com/blog
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That’s it for this week, until next time, live with passion, live your dream and live it now!
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