Watch the Video! "Redefine Failure" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #35)
In my motivational assembly presentations, I talk about how we often interpret failure to mean, "I'm bad at something," or "I'm a failure," or "I'll never be good at this."
But what if we look at failure as information, not judgment? What if we interpret failure to mean, "This is where I need more practice to excel at this"?
It's hard to internalize that message. So much of our schooling is defined by the avoidance of failure, because it inevitably is accompanied by shame, criticism, and punishment.