I feel like a failure.

by | Oct 15, 2020 | Blog | 0 comments

I’ve heard this statement hundreds (if not thousands) of times from my clients over the years.

To which I typically respond, “Is it true – are you a failure?”

What follows is a simple exercise highlighting their personal and professional achievements.

I’ve yet to conclude that any one of them is, in fact, a failure.

But, I get how it feels.

When you’re in the middle of beating yourself up, remember to check the facts.

The story we tell ourselves often leaves out some important truths.


Need more? Check out Managing Stress: Live in the Moment – a mini-series from the Success 2.0 podcast. For the rest of October, new episodes drop every week.


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