fear of failure

Fail Often, Fail Fast

Failure. It has such negative connotations. Most of us likely shudder at the prospect of failure.

There is a clear recollection in my mind that deals with failure. It was 1994. I had left this thing called a salary behind to enter the world of the entrepreneur. I was about eight months into this new venture when I bumped into a high school friend.  He and his family were attending a local event on the upcoming weekend and invited my family and me to join them.

Fail Often, Fail Fast

Failure. It has such negative connotations. Most of us likely shudder at the prospect of failure.

There is a clear recollection in my mind that deals with failure. It was 1994. I had left this thing called a salary behind to enter the world of the entrepreneur. I was about eight months into this new venture when I bumped into a high school friend.  He and his family were attending a local event on the upcoming weekend and invited my family and me to join them.

Brian Tracy on Goals 2014

I reently listened to Brian Tracy discuss goals and how to make 2014 your best year ever.

For me, there were some very simple, yet practical takeaways from his presentation.  Not least among them was his suggestion that we need to be clear about our goals but flexible about our process to achieve them.  I wonder how often our personal experience bias gets in our way and prevents us from being as flexible as we could be?

It was also interesting to think about the three major obstacles that prevent goal achievement, as presented by Brian.  He suggested that they are:

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