Failing Forward

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1. Handling your greatest Frustrations/Challenges

1.1. 1. What in your life is the source of greatest frustration or failure?

1.1.1. ____________________________________

1.2. 2. What are all the problems/pains/obstacles related to it?

1.2.1. 1 ____________

1.2.1.1. Q: Is it a fact of life?

1.2.1.1.1. Accept it

1.2.1.2. Q: Can it be improved with Positive Action

1.2.1.2.1. Q: What can you do?

1.2.2. 2 ____________

1.2.2.1. Q: Is it a fact of life?

1.2.2.1.1. Accept it

1.2.2.2. Q: Can it be improved with Positive Action

1.2.2.2.1. Q: What can you do?

1.2.3. 3 ___________

1.2.3.1. Q: Is it a fact of life?

1.2.3.1.1. Accept it

1.2.3.2. Q: Can it be improved with Positive Action

1.2.3.2.1. Q: What can you do?

1.2.4. 4 ____________

1.2.4.1. Q: Is it a fact of life?

1.2.4.1.1. Accept it

1.2.4.2. Q: Can it be improved with Positive Action

1.2.4.2.1. Q: What can you do?

1.2.5. 5 ____________

1.2.5.1. Q: Is it a fact of life?

1.2.5.1.1. Accept it

1.2.5.2. Q: Can it be improved with Positive Action

1.2.5.2.1. Q: What can you do?

1.2.6. 6 ____________

1.2.6.1. Q: Is it a fact of life?

1.2.6.1.1. Accept it

1.2.6.2. Q: Can it be improved with Positive Action

1.2.6.2.1. Q: What can you do?

2. Life is not simply holding a good hand

2.1. "Life is not simply holding a good hand. Life is playing a poor hand well" - Danish Saying.

3. Failure is Not

3.1. Avoidable

3.1.1. It is a fact of everyone's life

3.2. An Event

3.2.1. On Average Entrepreneurs fail at  3.8 businesses before they succeed

3.2.2. So failure is almost a requirement.

3.3. Objective

3.3.1. Its subjective

3.3.2. Its how you perceive it

3.4. Your Enemy

3.4.1. It teaches you

3.5. Irreversible

3.5.1. You learn and get better

3.5.2. You can turn the situation around once you have learned from it

3.6. A Stigma

3.7. Final

3.7.1. We move forward

3.7.2. We learn

4. How to get started in face of FEAR

4.1. Fear -> Inaction -> Inexperience -> Inability -> MORE Fear

4.2. How to Get started in face of fear

4.2.1. 1. Identify What it is that you are afraid of taking action on

4.2.2. 2. Identify the specific fears you have associated with that

4.2.2.1. 1.

4.2.2.2. 2.

4.2.2.3. 3.

4.2.2.4. 4

4.2.2.5. 5

4.2.3. 3. Accept that you are afraid

4.2.4. 4. Identify the smallest possible NEXT step you can take in face of feeling afraid NOW

4.2.5. 5. Do the smallest possible NEXT step NOW

4.2.6. 6. Back to Step 4

5. What happens

5.1. To You

5.2. IN You

6. There is no such thing as BAD weather

6.1. Only bad clothing

6.1.1. Norwegian Saying

7. The + ve of - ve

7.1. Benefits of Adversity

7.1.1. You Develop Resilience

7.1.2. If you're not failing, you're not moving forward

7.1.3. You are able to risk more

7.1.3.1. Because you learn that you can handle adversity

7.1.4. It opens the door to greater possibilities

7.1.5. Adversity motivates

7.1.5.1. Michael Jordan

7.2. Train yourself to see +ve in -ve

7.2.1. 1. Whats your last major setback?

7.2.1.1. ____________

7.2.2. 2. What were the benefits of it?

7.2.2.1. ______

7.2.2.2. ______

7.2.2.3. ______

7.2.3. 3. What could be the future benefits of it

7.2.3.1. ____________

7.2.3.2. ____________

7.2.3.3. ____________

8. Taking Risks

8.1. Risk must be evaluated

8.1.1. Not By Probability of success

8.1.2. Not by By your level of fear

8.1.3. But by value of the GOAL

8.1.3.1. How important is that goal to you?

8.1.4. Elon Musk:

8.1.4.1. "If something is important enough, you must go after it even if the likely outcome is failure"

8.2. PARADOX

8.2.1. The less you venture out, the greater your risk of failure

8.2.2. The more you risk failure - and actually fail, the greater your chances of success

8.3. Traps that make you back away from taking risks

8.3.1. Embarrassment Trap

8.3.2. Rationalization Trap

8.3.3. Unrealistic Expectation Trap

8.3.3.1. That life should be easy and effortless

8.3.4. Perfect Timing Trap

8.3.5. Inspiration Trap

8.3.5.1. Oscar Wilde

8.3.5.1.1. Amateur writes when he feels like it

8.3.5.1.2. Professional writes regardless