Begin Again, episode 6

In this episode, Cathy shares the story of a pivotal experience in her life that changed her relationship with failure.  Until that point, her life had been about learning how to succeed. What she really needed to learn was how to fail.

“I believed that hard work and extreme preparation and control could keep me from failing. I was terrified of failure. It kept me from taking risks. It made me drive myself in ways that were not healthy. I became obsessive.”

You can find an adapted transcript of this episode on my blog, Field Notes.

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    Cathy Jacob

    I'm Cathy Jacob. I am a writer, coach and co-founder of Fire Inside Leadership. After two decades of coaching leaders on how to inspire while navigating the challenges of demanding careers and lives, I’ve created this site to share the best of what I’ve learned from my courageous clients and leaders in the fields of psychology, leadership, philosophy and neuroscience on what it takes to live an inspired life.

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