• Woody

Day 148

Updated: Jul 25, 2019


I haven't referenced a podcast in a while. Today I'll reference two.

Are you interested, or are you committed?

This question is posed by Jason Phillips, a former MLB pitcher on the, on the KWB Radio Podcast with Kevin Wilson and Joe Ferraro (episode 72).

What are you willing to do to get the things that you want? Are you interested in greatness, or are you committed to doing the work required to become great?

It makes me think of another saying I've heard about the role of coaches...or leaders in general.

It is our job to convince our players/people to do the things that they don't want to do in order to help them achieve the things that they want to achieve.

The never ending quest of a coach/leader is to keep learning new ways to inspire players in a way that encourages them toward achievement. On that path to achievement comes many failures; we will fail as leaders, they will fail as players. It's inevitable. We must not let those failures become setbacks; rather, failures should be seen as learning experiences.

We must fail forward (Drew Saylor in his interview with Jonathan Gelnar on the Ahead of the Curve Podcast, episode 120).

I really love the idea of failing forward.

My friend, Phil Boyte, calls failure the First Attempt in Learning. I agree and disagree. It might be our first attempt, but it might also be our fifth, or our fifteenth, or our fiftieth, or our five get the point.

What's important is that we fail forward: we learn from our failures and proceed.

Are you interested, or are you committed?

If you are committed, you are willing to work, you are willing to fail, you use your failures to learn.

You fail forward.

You persevere.

...and in searching for a picture to attach to this blog, I found this quote...and it's awesome...

The hardest decision in life is deciding whether to "walk away" or "try harder."

I choose to try harder.



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