We already know that learning from failure is the new black.
When you try to do something that matters to you only to fail, it can be really painful. But since you’re smart, you know that failure is a part of the process and the path so we now know how to bounce back.
Which is cool because it normalizes failure.
When I first started doing yoga, I knew NOTHING about it. I had no idea that the poses and practice are representative of a deeper practice of learning to be imperfect. I just thought of it as stretchy exercise.
During a level 3 (God what was I thinking) class in which I was attempting poses I had no business doing, I fell.
It wasn’t just a sweet little flail. It was an epic, sloppy, slapstick prat fall. I flopped in a boneless heap with a dull thud.
The teacher shouted across the entire room at me, “Fall up!”
Meaning, have a little control, would you?
After my mortification wore off, (oh my twenty year old self…I love you.) it struck me like a lightning bolt!
There is beauty and control in falling with grace.
There is a light body way to fall that though it is not your intended desire, can be just as beautiful as getting it right.
The same applies to failure. Failure only sucks because of the detailed story in our head, and our attachment to getting things right.
So what does it mean to “Fail up?”
Failing up means that you surrender to whatever the outcome may be, with a willingness to feel and learn from discomfort along the way.
You might say that being and artist and entrepreneur is a series of fail/pivot, fail/pivot, fail/pivot.
You you could call it willingness to practice something so many times, that you build muscle memory with each pass.
But you may have to be a clumsy gazelle for a minute.
I have got a brand new coaching workshop coming up in which you won’t have to try any humiliating pretzel bends.
It’s called Wishcraft: How to get anything you want.
It is a step by step proven method based on the incredible work of writer and therapist Barbara Sher.
My special guest expert is Jennifer Hayslip. We are gonna share with you our proven method for building a plan to make your dream happen.
Jennifer is going to share how she used the Wishcraft method to manifest her dream of becoming a children’s photographer and artist.
Click the photo above to learn more!