This is not a series for the weak minded or fearful as we will leave no stone unturned in our quest to ensure that we are not exploited, not ignored and not used as pawns by powerful people. Our education (formal and informal) is our most powerful weapon to equalize our opportunities for success (on our own terms).
Our episode today is, “Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail.”
This is not a myth, It is accurate.
The issue is why do you have the goal of failure? Why do you want to fail?
Imagine an adolescent child that is told by their parents that they are going to learn to play the flute. (I wanted to play the flute when I was younger but never learned, anyway, back to the example.) They are provided a flute and enrolled in flute lessons. The child couldn’t care less about the flute. They do not practice between lessons. They lie to their parents when asked about practicing and state that they did so. They do not think about the flute at all other than when they are forced to go to their flute teacher. They try out for the school band and due to their lack of skill they are not accepted.
They have seemingly failed. Their parents are disappointed (perhaps even angry due the fees associated with acquiring the flute and the flute lessons). Has the child actually failed? No. They had a plan. They succeeded. The failure to learn the flute was what they wanted. They did not have [...]