We want to be…and sometimes think that we are…perfect coaches! But what if we are so busy convincing ourselves and others that we are amazing and never struggle, that we miss the importance of being bang average at someting, failing and then working hard to get better?
Expert Panel member, Darren Roberts is a regular contributor to Dirt Mountainbike Magazine and we wanted to share some key learning points from a great article he wrote about failure (read the full article here).
Creating an environment where it’s OK to fail is entirely counterintuitive to high performance cultures and systems, it’s avoided at all costs because it’s, well, failure. This creates a bit of a problem for me, because if we aren’t continually failing then how are we learning and progressing? From the physical, emotional, to the technical – if we’re not pushing boundaries and failing at the limit of our capacities, we’re not learning are we?
Failure should become a key and fundamental foundation on what all learning progresses from.