130 SelfWork: The Power of Failure and What You Can Learn From Flying a Kite
No one particularly likes to fail. And what does it have to do with flying a kite? In this episode, we’ll talk about the power that failure can have in your life and what can help you learn from it. Because failure is inevitable. And far too many people shame themselves for failure and then either quit something that’s hard, define themselves as a “failure,” or even tragically go to immense lengths to hide it from the world. We’ll define the gift of humility — so much more helpful than shame — and go through four tips — borrowed from kite-flying experts — to help you fairly and healthfully monitor your own change and growth.
The listener email today is from a teenager who seems caught up in a battle between her parents and she’s very concerned about her mom’s depression. And there was lots of feedback about changing the format of the show — so news there as well!
Four steps needed to learn kite-flying.
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My new book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression has arrived and you can order here! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the many self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life.
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