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The Recovering Perfectionist

March 19, 2019 @ 4:00 am - April 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

iTunes Podcast – bit.ly/TheRecoveringPerfectionist
Your podcast episode – Episode #42 –  https://www.clairebarton.com.au/podcast-feed/42
Your YouTube video episode – https://youtu.be/bGFBYpg4-OA
Title of the podcast –  Failing Up – Barbara Hong’s tips on escaping inevitable failure
Show Notes
We often teach children to avoid mistakes and even shame them when they do make mistakes. What we’re missing out is the opportunity to help them nurture the qualities of persistence, courage, humility, kindness, stamina, self-control, resistance, and so forth.

Barbara Hong explains why education should not be about avoiding failures. The purpose of learning, as paradoxical as it may sound, is to learn from these errors. Schooling is not merely to gain knowledge, but to develop resilience in overcoming missteps, criticisms, and oppositions. The more we learn to face our blunders, the better we will find out who we are and what we are made of.

Successful people have three commonalities—they failed a lot, are self-aware, and stay consistent. As Leonard Cohen reminded us, “There must be a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.”


March 19, 2019 @ 4:00 am
April 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm