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Failing is a principle that we talk about a lot in our home. I want my kids to embrace failure and even seek failure.
I recently saw an impactful short video. In the video, the woman was talking about how once a week, her dad would go around the dinner table and ask each person what they had failed at that week. If the child hadn’t failed at anything that week, there was a feeling of disappointment and he’d encourage them to push themselves past their comfort zone the next week. If the child had a story where they had failed at something, it was praised!
This is brilliant! What a powerful and priceless perspective this incredible dad taught his children.
Having this simple discussion around the dinner table with your family, will bless them with a paradigm shift and will empower them for the rest of their lives.
Think about their future potential as they learn that:
- Failure is good, it’s not embarrassing.
- Going outside your comfort zone brings opportunity that would otherwise be lost.
- When you do these things, your confidence and influence soars!
OUR EMPOWER CHALLENGE THIS WEEK IS TO HAVE A DISCUSSION AT THE DINNER TABLE ABOUT FAILURE. This challenge offers two things; family time around the dinner table and the beginning of positive failure talk with your family! You will be amazed at how your confidence and your family’s confidence will grow as you begin this paradigm shift.
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” -Ralf Waldo Emerson