Don't be afraid to fail to succeed

Watch the video with your mentee(s), then use the questions below to have a mentoring conversation with them.

 

  •     Could Gerald swim when he joined his school’s swim team?
  •     How bad was he when he first started swimming?
  •     How good can Gerald swim now?
  •     Gerald said,  “If I couldn’t handle not being good at something, then how could I consider myself a successful person.”  What did he mean by this?
  •     Can you handle not being good at something, because you are taking on a new challenge?
  •     Why does fear of failure cause people to not even try in the first place?
  •     What does the saying, “You have to crawl before you can walk and you have to walk before you can run,” mean?
  •     What is something that you want to learn but you have hesitated in learning it because you don’t want to fail or look foolish?
  • How does this video change your mind about failure?

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