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The Most Important Lesson Ever

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 @ 01:16 PM

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What I learned from stand up comedy is how to fail and not be defeated. Turns out, this is a key to survival in today's world of doing more with less. 

Get over failure faster: In comedy, a five minute set has about 20 jokes, each of which is made up of a set up and a punchline. Every punchline you deliver has the potential to fail, which is immediately apparent by the deafening sound of no laugher. Thus, you can fail 20 times in 5 minutes.  

With this kind of failure rate, you learn to get over failure fast. More so, you learn not to take other people's opinion too seriously.

Some people just can't face failure. They will do anything to avoid defeat and deny their efforts didn't produce expected results.

Others feel utter defeat at the face of failure and it holds them back. Feeling emotionally invested in avoiding defeat, they tip toe around perceivable risk.

However, the ability to make something work is tied to your ability to let go of the things that don't work. People who can't fail spend more energy holding onto the past then reinventing the future.

When something doesn't work, you have to admit defeat and move on.  We also need to learn from what doesn't work so we don't repeat our mistakes.

Also, blaming failure on others, or on circumstances, will deflect future success. We need to be able to lightheartedly say, ok, after all this work, our efforts failed. Now, let's learn from it and move on.

An autopsy of your strengths and weaknesses is not for the faint at heart, but truly helps drive success.

As a humorous motivational speaker, I spend my days telling people to lighten up ( don't take success and failure so seriously ) and this is yet another reason why. Even  Failure can be funny, so get over it.

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