Every failure (I like to think of them as challenges!) offers up a gift, if only we take the time to look. I fear the failure every time I write something, every time I go to hit “publish” on my blog, every time I start something new.

When I experience conscious incompetence (2nd level of learning) failure is like a red flag in front of my face and it takes everything in me to keep going. It’s also when the lizard brain speaks up the loudest and I’ve come to the conclusion that’s when it shifts into a gift.

Since starting the blog, taking on a public challenge, launching a new project this fall I feel like I’ve been failing a lot. It’s pretty in my face right now, so I understand your experience!

“Find out what you’re afraid of and go live there.” – Chuck Palahniuk