Laura Miolla

What is failure?

What does it mean to you? How does it serve you? In this brief video, I invite you to consider failure differently. Failure can be a mechanism that opens the door to shame and guilt ... or it can open the door to learning and growth. And YOU are in control of how you choose to use it. It doesn't happen to you. You choose.

What is failure? How do you define it? Why do you judge yourself against it? What does it really mean? And how has it showed up in your life? What is your relationship with failure? And are you defining it? Or have you let it define you?

The only guarantee in life is death … and the only constant is change. So, why not dream big? What do you have to lose in the big picture? And isn’t there value in having powerful dreams, even if they don’t or can’t come true? Most people are so attached to the outcome, they won’t allow themselves to even think about or visualize what they want for fear of not getting it. It becomes a big opportunity for your saboteurs to tell you that you failed.

What is failure though, but practice? Didn’t you fail thousands of times as a toddler learning how to walk? What’s different now? Thomas Edison famously said that he discovered a thousand and one ways how NOT to make a light bulb. And part of your journey is about finding what doesn’t work, as well as what does.

You can’t achieve great things until you can visualize them though. It is the first step in creating what you want. Professional athletes visualize successful scenarios in their minds over and over again. Why? Science has proven that our minds can’t distinguish between what is real and what is imagined. So, trick your mind into believing what you want through visualization. Fake it until you make it. See what happens.

Ditch attachment, put on your explorer hat, dream big and move forward through life like the grand adventure it is. Be prepared to be surprised around every corner. And see yourself shining on your journey every step of the way!

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