If only I had had this presupposition when I was growing up. Between the ages of thirteen and fifteen while some people were skating and believing in themselves that they could land that double axel, I had doubts and fear of failure… I was told that when i fall to get up and just go again. So I did and I would continue to fall, fail. My internal voice said, “Why can’t you just stand the fuck up.” Years later after “quitting” skating, one of my biggest regrets, i now realize that i quit because of my mental attitude and feeling like a failure.

Now, i can see my setbacks, obstacles as learning opportunities and feedback, NOT failure.  I now use the past as feedback to improve my present and future.  If you feel you’ve “failed”, ask yourself.  “What can I learn from this and take the new learnings with me into my future?”

When you use experiences as feedback you open more possibilities for growth and personal success. It has helped me to accept feedback as information. This allows me to separate personally from the mistake. When I don’t take it personally I am able to evaluate the situation or hear the feedback.  One thing that helps is if I repeat the phrase, “Don’t take it personally, it’s information it’s not about you. After receiving the feedback I then can choose new actions to demonstrate.

Whether or not you fully believe that there is no such thing as failure is not important. The main point is to pay attention to the responses you get as feedback (information) and then utilize this feedback to achieve your desired goals.

About Lynn:

Learning to make positive shifts, especially a shift in mindset are key to creating our best life.  Our mindset affects every area of our lives ~ If we are struggling in our personal lives, it will ultimately affect our business, career and relationships.  The techniques Lynn uses truly is short term therapy with long term results.

Lynn has had several careers and a varied background in Social Services, Recruitment, Business and Sales as well as Health, Fitness & Nutrition for over 25 years.  She specializes in services for Businesses providing NLP Training’s, Corporate Values Alignment, Increase Sales, Weight Optimization & Fat Loss, Sport Performance, Chronic Pain, Quit Smoking, Releasing Negative emotions such as Anger, Sadness, Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Stress & PTSD.


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