Done right, failure builds immunity. I know why each failure happened. I'm stronger for the experience. And I can bring that experience to help make Unlock - and everything I do in my career - as strong as possible. Rather than letting a brick through the window transform the safety of my home into flimsy walls in dirt, I can build a more resilient home. Failure isn't an excuse to turn inwards and stay low. It's a reason to be proud and build high. I've got the tools, and the energy, and the motivation. Not from a place of naïvety, but a place of knowledge and power.
My kids have taken Tae Kwon Do lessons for about five years. They have progressed from white belt to probationary black belt. They will be taking their test for the first don in June. It's been a long hard journey but it has been well worth it. They have learned discipline, perseverance, and hopefully humility. They are now both teach classes and learning how to encourage others. This would not be possible without the dedicated team of black belts at the Kickside Martial Arts; all of them students themselves1.
NOTE: This post was supposed to go out last Sunday but I got busy and forgot.
- Except for Mr K of course. ↩