The Gifts of Failure

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Although failure might initially feel devastating, as if you’ve come to the end of the road, it’s actually only the beginning . Confidence Coach Laure Redmond joined us to share how failure redirects a person’s life.

  1. Our Ex’s Are Our Greatest Teacher When everything falls apart in an intimate relationship or marriage, there’s this period of time when you just want things to come back together to ease the pain. You feel fully groundless! But ultimately and eventually, this failure teaches the importance of not allowing someone else to provide you with your own self-worth. You complete You, nobody else can.
  2. Never Underestimate The Power Of A Missed Dream There’s an art to doing things badly, especially in a society that rewards us on beauty, perfection, and monetary or social media success. It’s not the upbeat lessons that really explain how a person got to be where they are. It’s the things they failed at, the things they tried to do and couldn’t do. Mistakes are the portals to discovery.
  3. The Value Of Regret It’s ultimately a blessing when you can take something that once weighed you down with shame and turn it into a teacher.
  4. Get Comfortable In Your Body Even If You Failed At The Diet Even if you’ve lost the beat of the music, with no idea where to find it - keep on grooving anyway and learn to be comfortable with your own body moves no matter what your size or life circumstances.
  5. Successful People Fail More View failure as the holy teacher who is opening your life in ways you cannot trust until the big picture unfolds. Success requires a willingness to risk failure. Ask Yourself: what would you do if you know you might fail, but it’s okay if you do.
  6. Failure Teaches You Who Your Real Friends Are It’s all about the people who reach out to you when you’ve suffered a failure - those are your real friends. Painful to process when you realize who hasn’t reached out, but ultimately necessary to know.
  7. Failure Is The Road Map To Your Soul Failure is simply our inner being’s way of telling us that we’re ready to move into a new level of self-growth. No matter how well we think we know ourselves, each of us have blind spots. Our inner being, our soul self, connects with something much wiser than our left brain self. Our spirit will often get our attention through the pain and discomfort of failure; which leads to more wisdom and wholeness.

You can listen to Laure on "Feel Good Naked Radio." For more helpful information, visit Laure's website. She's also available for private coaching for individuals or groups.