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44. Embrace Failure - Better Attempts - Less Shame, from James, W. - IQ #10

In the face of several failed attempts in the execution of some technical move, a person may start to get discouraged...

Season 1, episode 44
21 min / Published

In the face of several failed attempts 😣 in the execution of some technical move, a person may start to get discouraged to continuing on...

 This IQ is the ones that have found themselves with this tendency. We don’t criticize that option to stop on this episode - we just attempt to provide some reflection and encouragement for a person to better position herself in order to engage on a path of mastery.

 QUOTE: “With no attempt there can be no failure, and with no failure there is no humiliation.” ~ William James   


  • About the author > (01:43)
  • Major Reason for Stop Trying > (02:59)
  • On Fear of Failure - Ask “Why?” > (03:50)
  • Example Scenario, on Thoughts and Feelings - Soccer > (05:20)
  • Safe Road vs. Courageous Path > (08:51)
  • On Cognitive Reframing + Ability to Confront Shame > (10:45)
  • The 4 Stages of getting Competent > (14:11)
  • Expectations and Mental Chaos > (15:58)
  • Final Thought and Directions > (17:15)


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This episode is part of the IQ series
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Building Psychology for Optimization in Sports and Mental Health
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