1695: Your Relationship with Failure by Steve Pavlina on How To Achieve Big Goals & Develop Resiliency
This is optimal living daily episodes sixteen ninety, five year relationship with failure by Steve Pavlina of Steve Pavlina Dot Com and I'm just a Mallaig your very own personal narrator today man every day. Ray. Simply read to you from amazing blogs or articles. It's not a typical podcast no interviews and Mrs Short almost always fewer than ten minutes so without Gary, right to it and start optimizing your life. Your relationship with failure by Steve Pavlina of Steve Pavlina. Dot Com. Here are some quotes from JK Raleigh about the fear failure. Quote part of the reason there were seven years between having the idea for philosopher's stone and getting it published was that a kept putting the manuscript away for months at a time convinced it was rubbish. Quote fear failure is the saddest reason on earth not to do what you were meant to do. I finally found the courage to start submitting my first book to agents and publishers at a time when I felt a conspicuous failure only then did I decide that I was going to try this one thing that I always suspected I could do and if it didn't work out well, I'd faced worse survived. Quote ultimately, when she rather be the person who actually finished the project, you're dreaming about rather than the one who talks about all this having wanted to and quote. The notion that you might fail can really slow you down but not the failure itself. That's the problem. The problem is your relationship with failure. Because it of the grand opening of Disneyland which happened about sixty five years ago on July Seventeenth Nineteen, fifty five is supposed to be a press preview day with limited attendance and it was a spectacular failure. Here's some things that happened that day. was expecting eleven thousand guests because they sent out a limited number of invitations. But Twenty Eight, thousand people showed up someone sold thousands of counterfeit tickets. Another guy set up a ladder in the back of the park and charged people five dollars to sneak in that way and many did. The crowd trying to reach Disneyland caused a seven mile backup on the Santa. Ana. Freeway people were stuck in their cars for so long that they had to relieve themselves on the side, the freeway. The temperature topped one hundred degrees. Thirty eight degrees Celsius. Hot enough to melt the fresh asphalt on main street into a sticky tar that ensnared women's high heeled shoes. Some paint in the park wasn't quite dry in some people were getting paint on their clothes due to the huge crowds. The park snack stands and restaurants ran out of food at lunchtime due to a plumber strike the park was able to install enough drinking fountains before opening. So people weren't finding enough access to water many accused Disney of doing this deliberately to gouge them for the expensive sodas. Due to the heat and the crowds most of the rise broke down at least once causing more frustrations. The Mark Twain Riverboat was so overloaded with guests that ran low in the water and water from the river was sloshing up onto the deck and the park was full of press who can the experience which was referred to as black? Sunday. Some press predicted the park wouldn't survive. Things didn't immediately improve Disneyland had more problems in the weeks after the opening including people smashing most of the cars on the Tokyo ride by driving them to aggressively. But these many failures didn't matter that much. Disneyland still did a lot of things right? They eventually fix the problems which was like a game of whack-a-mole since new problems kept rising Disneyland was always going to be a work in progress. Our lives are like this to just because you have a spectacular failure doesn't mean the game is over you take your licks and get right back to working on your goals acknowledged fix problems one by one, keep learning and adapting. Matching Walt Disney on Disneyland Grand Opening Day Tons of press. Are there the park bears? Your name has been twenty year journey to evolve your vision for a theme park into a reality you struggled endlessly just to get the financing in place, and then there were even more struggles to get the place designed and built. So many people have doubted you including brother and business partner. Roy, you've been preparing for. In anticipating this Glorious Day for a long time and then some full screws up your plans by making thousands of counterfeit tickets and you people can't tell the real tickets from the fake wants your plans for a wonderful opening star falling apart right before your eyes and all the attention in the cameras are on you not to the investors who want to know whether investing in your vision was a good idea. And what you do you shrug it off and get right back to work the next day. Failures happen. This is part of life while other people may make a huge deal out of it. Is it really that big of a deal? So what if you have a spectacularly bad failure that isn't the end, just a learning experience so learn from it life continues the next day. People may criticize you. You may be embarrassed, accept the consequences and get right back to it and re engage. Need to retreat in slink away in shame. Proud that you failed. So many people are too cowardly to even try working on something meaningful. They talk themselves out of pursuing bold ideas before they began. They treat the prospect of failure as a reason to quit before they start. Many of Disney's ideas including some rides they tried had to be scrapped and replaced each ride was a project unto itself. So some of those failures ended in the death of a project with the death of a project doesn't have to kill the big picture vision. Take this idea to heart. You can feel a lot with your projects for your big picture goal can remain intact and achievable some ideas and projects along the way will be dead ends and you'll have to let them go seal need different projects and ideas to help you reach your goal. Don't equate the failure of your projects with the death of your long term goal. Don't pursue your goals as if you know, you can't fail. Of course, you can fail but don't make such a big deal out of failure it will happen you'll rack up plenty of failures do anything interesting in life let each failure be a badge of honor. It means you're making a good effort. A good failure is a powerful learning experience. You just into the post titled Your relationship with failure by Steve Pavlina of PAVLINA DOT COM. And I wanNA tell you about a podcast from David nobody co-founder retired CEO of yum brands. That's the parent company of Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC. His podcast is called how leaders lead with Novak and each week he sits down for real conversations with some of the top names in business sports, entertainment and life to talk about how they get such incredible things done or how they make such incredible things happen. Business owners like Ethan, Brown of beyond meat, NFL, stars like Tom. Brady leaders from brands like zoom starbucks, an La more. He really dives into show how leaders made big things. Happen how leaders lead with David Novak tells those stories and more. You can take what you hear on the show learn from it man apply it right into your own life. Listen and subscribe to how leaders lead with David Novak wherever you find your podcasts. That's how leaders lead with David Novak. They Steve This has been the story of the PODCAST I've worked on we started with this show optimal living daily. That's been relatively the same overtime. Then added finance and health than optimal startup daily, which I originally hosted with my business partner. Lee Bow e stopped hosting it and we rebranded from startup to business could say optimal startup daily was sort of a failure. And then stopped releasing new episodes on OPTIMA business daily too. So that's a failure but planning to bring it back soon. So stay subscribed if you are or feel free to subscribe now to get new episodes coming shortly. Also tried different formats like. And stopped working on those. His whole thing has been a constant work in progress of businesses and failures, and that's true for all businesses or life in general you can't let the fear failure get in away. There's always a learning experience any way as Steve said. Something to keep in mind today. So thank you for listening on the weekends and sticking around until the end of a great first of the month and weekend if you're listening real time and also you tomorrow we're OPTIMA. Life. Awaits.