Tim Ross has been both a good friend and a role model to me for more than 15 years. As he often does, Tim gives an honest, open and completely inspired talk on the power of being human, in the moment and embracing the ups and downs of life. Can the impact of failure, as a ‘public blood sport’ in Tim’s case, lead to positive transformation? According to Tim it can. It gives you time to reflect on what you really want, and makes you realise that even small things can have great impact.
I often here people state, what if i fail? The answer is simple, you will. A better question might be, after I fail, then what? Well then you are one step closer to succeeding, what is certain, you will be wiser, you will be stronger and you will certainly be more respected by everyone around you who was afraid to fail which prevented them form trying.
When you fail (and you will) be clear about it, call it by name and write down specifically what you learned from it. People who blame others for failure will never be good at failing, because they’ve never done it. All of us fail. Successful people fail often, and, worth noting, learn more from that failure than everyone else.
Thanks Tim for sharing such an honest story on the moments in your life that helped to make you so successful. So “Just Be” like Tim, live a little.
One of my dearest friend Josie Taylor reminded me of a quote today. Hang it on your wall.
“What if I fall”… “Oh my darling, what if you fly”?
Article By Ben Rennie