Show Notes

Episode 44: Permission to Fail

Giving yourself permission to fail can make it easier for you to succeed. This week Janine and Shannon take a deep dive into this liberating concept, one that was pretty foreign to happy-go-lucky Janine.

Discussion topics include:

  • Janine’s “good enough” perspective on failure
  • Whether failure is within your control
    • How, for perfectionists, failure can feel more imminent and threatening
  • Changing your perception of what is failure
  • The value of viewing everything as a practice
  • How those who embrace the mindset that it’s okay to fail are more likely to succeed
  • The impact of shifting your definition of success
  • How Shannon applied this to her first solo climb of a mountain
  • Setting yourself up so that trying = success
  • Are there yoga competitions? (Answer: yes)
  • Giving yourself permission to fail enough times to get you where you want to go
  • How choosing to stop doing something is a success, not failure
  • Making an agreement with yourself to do something that’s doable to make success easier


3 thoughts on “Episode 44: Permission to Fail”

  1. I love your podcast! I’ve been listening to them for a few months now, and I always learn something.
    This one on permission to fail was especially freeing for me! I love how you defined success and failure, and I am changing my mindset going forward to adopt your philosophy! I am very excited to put it into practice.
    Thank you both so much for continuing to share your insights with all of us. Your podcasts are a highlight of my week, and I make sure I can close my door, and give 100% focus to listening to what you have to share.

  2. I really love the Japanese saying, “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” Having been a perfectionist all my life, there have been many times where I didn’t stand up even the once. If I didn’t think I could do something perfectly, I wouldn’t even try it. Think of all I have missed out on with this mindset. In one of the links in the show notes, there’s a great quote by Thomas Edison. I am going to try one thing this week that I have never tried before. I am going to adopt the mindset that just “standing on the porch” is success enough for me. Thanks for the great podcast!

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