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Learn How To Harness Your Failure With Swiftwick Athlete Vanessa Faye Foerster

June 14, 2021 1 min read

Learn How To Harness Your Failure With Swiftwick Athlete Vanessa Faye Foerster

How do you deal with failure in your athletic pursuits? Mental Endurance Coach and Swiftwick Athlete Vanessa Faye Foerster gave us her best tips on harnessing failure. Try her ideas the next time you come up against a challenge or a setback in your training process.

1. Increase Your Failure Tolerance

Evaluate your current failure tolerance. How do you respond when you come across failure? Do you try to investigate why you failed or do you try to avoid everything that might cause you to fail? When you increase your tolerance for failure, you get closer to growth!

2. Feel Your Failure

Instead of fearing failure, feel it. When you fear failure, you’re actually fearing the emotions that are associated with it - emotions like embarrassment, disappointment, or sadness. This fear gives the failure power, when allowing the emotions to come gives you the power instead.

3. Rewrite The Meaning.

“The biggest reason we all hate to fail so much is because of what we make it mean about ourselves when we fail,” says Vanessa. We tend to use negative self-talk and be hard on ourselves after failing but you have the power to change what failure means to you, and you can see it as a learning experience and a chance to grow.

Try these tips for reframing failure and getting back on track!



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