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The Art of Failure: Learning to Fail Quickly and Move On From It

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9 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Introduction

      5:24
    • 2. What is Failure

      5:44
    • 3. Failing Before You Even Begin

      5:04
    • 4. Only A Couple Failures Away

      6:14
    • 5. Starting Regardless

      2:56
    • 6. My Favorite Fear Exercises

      3:41
    • 7. Turning Failure into Successes

      7:35
    • 8. Conclusion

      1:29
    • 9. Class Project

      1:43
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Develop a modern, and renewed mindset of viewing failure in everyday life!

Change the way failure affects both your personal life and social life, as you discover hidden lessons to be learned from your mistakes, and how they can move you forward.

Having invested in many projects, Osmond has experimented with countless opportunities. With each of these new experiences, he discovered what does and doesn’t work in his life, and was able to move forward to find success. Join Osmond as he reveals the elusive opportunities that arise from failure, and how to seize those moments to find a way to your own success.

Some fundamental lessons include:

  • Defining Failure (and reframing it for positivity)
  • Building an Action Plan to Tackle Your Fears
  • Best Failure Exercises
  • Turning Failures into Success (my personal experiences)

No matter your background or future plans, failure plays an influential role in all of our lives. How we respond to that failure determines our future. Just as failure affects everyone’s life, so is this course designed towards. Don’t let failure prevent you from moving forward!

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Osmond Smith

Loves to do just about everything

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Hey I'm Osmond, a jack of all trades kind of person! I would categorize my work in the influencer space and through travelling do I portray that passion. I create courses, meditate, and love improving myself! If you're interested in following around my journey, I suggest joining in for the ride.  

I dropped out of standard education and currently travel around living the best life I can. I hope to inspire those who take my courses and move forward to their goals. I'm glad you found my profile so far, there is going to be a lot of content coming soon!

I've been teaching on various course platforms for several years now. It is all a process in the making, but the main goal has always to influence the lives of others. 

Reach out, I would love to hear abo... See full profile

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1. Introduction: How's it going? And welcome to the art of failure course. My name's Osmond, and this is going to be a course on learning how to fail quickly and ultimately move on. Regardless, I'm so happy to have all of you here today. Now the format of this class itself is going to be through Power Point and I will be delivering it through voice over. This really just makes the most sense overall, as I have a lot of visuals throughout the course itself, and I really want to be able to display all of these visuals in the best way possible. So I want to start off with a thought experiment and not really a thought experiment, but more of a thought exercise. I want you to think back to when you were a kid when you started to learn to ride a bike. Now, at first, of course, all of us probably had training wheels, and it started off a little rocky. We'd first start with training wheels, and soon as their parents saw that we were doing better, we would then go and take off the training wheels. Now, after you take, you've taken off those training wheels. Your parents would push you forward and eventually they would let you go. And first, maybe you went a couple meters. You go a couple more meters and eventually you would fall. Now, at this point, you would give yourself two options. Either you look back at your parents to come pick you up or you get back on your bike and try again. Now for all of us who know how to ride a bike and have gone through this experience before , every single time we got back up, it was a way for us to go and become a better person when it came to bicycling. And this analogy very much represents what failure is about. However, there's gonna be a lot more in this course. Is was just a an analogy to essentially start off the course Now what this course is going to be about First, we're going to help you find some of your failures. We're gonna help you realize what they are and how to ultimately move past them. We're going to be able to reframe what failure is to you and making them less scary. If you have a fear of failure and ultimately the entire point of this course is to help you move towards thes failures or fear failures and moving towards them in small action steps and repaired with reframing what it is. Even if you fail, that's okay because ultimately we're using this as a learning experience. So who is this course for? This course is for anyone who's interested in starting a new idea. Let's say you have a business idea. Statistically, most business ideas fail, but you want to try anyways. And maybe you might be scared of that statistic. This course will help you. Next is you want to move forward in life because ultimately you can't go forward with in life if you can't learn to fail. And for anyone who has never failed in their life, sure, it may be successful, but I would say that it's not any fun at all. Failing is fun, and we're going to learn how to do that a lot in this course. And lastly, this course is for anyone who wants to live a growth fueled life every time you fail is going to induce a growth mindset within yourself. If you decide to pick it up if you fail ones and you say, You know what, This is it. I'm done. I'm gonna quit than your embracing a fixed mindset. That is not what we're striving for. We're striving for embracing failure to becoming a person who is card. It'd towards growth. Now how's it going? My name's Osborne Smith, and I'm an influencer now. I don't believe that anyone who is worth teaching a course about failure can really have any credibility's. I don't think someone who's super successful can teach a course about failure, rather someone who's failed countless times and I can stand here today and tell you I have failed this many times. But I am proud to have failed, and I'm better because of it. That is essentially my past. I have failed so so many times and threat this course, also talk about some of my failures as well. So here's what you can expect it at the course Outline were first going to start off with the introduction this video, and if you decide to enroll in the course, will then talk about what is failure, then moving on to the mindsets that ensure that you fail before you even begin so things to avoid. Next the mindset shift towards failure, being able to start regardless of your fear of failure. Breaking down some exercises to help you claim fear of failure and lastly, turning it into success. Some personal stories of how I failed in my own life and turn them into successes. And lastly, love the conclusion to end up this course before you leave. I just want to end with some parting words. This has been very, very important to me, and it has helped me throughout my life. And it goes like this. The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure, but rather fear. Not trying. Apollo Coello. This quote has served me a lot in my life, and it's helped me move past so many obstacles to get up when people have told me to stop. And ultimately it's brought me to where I am today, and I'm extremely proud to say that this is going to wrap up the introduction video. This was just a small snippet of what you can expect for the next couple of lessons. I hope to see you in the class and get ready to learn about failure 2. What is Failure: Hello. Hello. I'm very, very excited that you have decided to join this class on failure. Now, in this lesson, we're going to be talking about what ultimately is failure. And how does it play a role in our own lives Now, ultimately, most of us, probably in some point in our lives, I'm pretty sure all of us have experienced some sort of failure, whether large or small. We have seen some sort of failure with them within our own lives. But within this class, we're going to be tackling how we can see failure not as something negative but something positive and seeing it as a growth opportunity to moving us forward. Now, before we move on, I want to talk about one of my favorite cartoons as a kid, which was adventure time, and I sure hope that all anyone who's listening to this has heard of adventure, time and at least Washington episode, because there has been a lot of amazing tidbits of knowledge. However, this specific tidbit is very, very relevant to failure itself, and it goes like this to live life. You need problems if you get everything you want, the minute you want it. Then what's the point of living Jake the dog? And if you've never seen adventure time, Jake, the dog is the one who is hanging on to Finn. Right now he is a yellow dog. Now, I want you to think about this because sometimes these quotes congee just simply pass by in our lives. We listen to them and we don't really take into account what they truly mean. I think in your own life, with all of your goals and aspirations in your own life, if you were to reach all of them without any problems, without having to do any work. And let's say you do a little bit of work, but you immediately get the gratification of everything you've ever wanted. Millions of dollars, an amazing house, an amazing life in general. Would that really be fun? And I know that you can't exactly answer that question right now, because but at the same time, it has been studied for so so long that materialistic things do not make us happy. And these things that ultimately are ending up being meaningless in our lives is things that we all chase so ultimately really does come down to the journey. That is what makes things important. And in this specific quote, problems are gonna be failures. When something doesn't go your way, it's going to be a failure in your own eyes. So to reiterate, to live life you need problems. If you get everything you want, the minute you want it than what's the point of living, we're going to need some troubles, and we're going to need some trials as well. No, we get on to the actual part of a description of what failure is, and we're strictly jumping into the fact that all of you know exactly what failure is. But this is a wage to really hone in to what failure is in a more positive light. We want to say that failure is a measuring stick. Failure tells you how far you've come, because let's say you failed a couple times and that's going to tell you a heck of a lot more. Then son, who's succeeded on their first try, you know how far you've come as a person from veiling. Failure is also a quality builder. Have you ever met anyone who is successful and failed a lot of times, but ultimately they understand what the process is like, their humble because of it. And ultimately it goes down to knowing exactly what it takes to become successful, because when you come to anyone who has amounted any respectable amount of success, they understand the journey to get there. And for anyone who has maybe taken a shortcut towards success and they haven't had any failures than they may not have the qualities that are desirable in a trait simply because they lack the journey. And they lack the discipline of hard work and actually failing over and over to get where they are now. Failure is also a teacher. They are going to tell you what works and what doesn't because ultimately teachers are here to instruct you on what the specific curriculum for something is. And as you fail more and more, it is going to teach you what works and what doesn't let's and building a business. And I want to try a marketing campaign on Facebook ads. If I fail. That means Facebook ads is not the way for my specific business, and it's OK. It's not a one size fits all. Next, I try. Let's see Instagram ads and it doesn't work. I try tic tac outs and suddenly my business blows up. Well, failure had taught me that I need to prioritize on a specific thing. And if I didn't fail those 1st 2 times, I would have given up and my company may not have done as well. However, I failed the two times, and then I've got him to learn exactly what works for my business. And lastly, failure is a coach. Failure is going to hold you to a specific standard that no one else is going toe hold you against Soon. If you fail more and more, you're going to have a track record of specific failures in or your own life. And as you look upon those failures, you're going to see someone who has built themselves from the ground up. And these specific standards are for yourself to build a life that is your own. And lastly, when it comes to what is failure and how it can play a role in our own lives, we want to reframe what failure is every single failure is the best change, a positive outcome and a new opportunity within the next couple of lessons. We're going to talk about how we can shift failure and turn it into something positive, flipping it on its head from a negative all the way to a positive. This lesson was about what failure is how it can play an essential role in our lives, what role it plays in our own lives and, ultimately, how it could impact us as humans. 3. Failing Before You Even Begin: this is going to be three mindsets that you have that will enable you to fail even before you begin something that you ultimately want to avoid. So here, in this graph or timeline kind of thing, we have where you are right now and we get on to the part where there is getting started, failure in the middle and succeeding at that thing. Ultimately, everything can be seen as a graph like this. It seems very straightforward. However, there is this white line that blocks where you are right now from getting started. These are going to be the three different things that will enable you to fail before you even begin. So let's talk about, um, the three ways to fail at the start is first expecting solely for success to not being okay with failure and number three lying to yourself. Now I'm going to break down each and every single one more detailed. Lee. The 1st 1 is expecting success. Only now you may be thinking, Osmond, why are you saying this? Isn't it good to expect success? Because if I focus on that specific thing, then won't I be able to achieve it? There are so many studies on the law of attraction? Are you saying that I shouldn't to focus on winning? Well, no. However, there is this point in time where there is preparation to boards doing something. Let's say, of course we're going to continue with the starting A business example. If you continuously think and dream about simply running a $1,000,000 business, which is quite difficult in itself, and you spend five hours a day just dreaming and telling people about how successful you're gonna be and you have this expectation for yourself. Well, couldn't you have spent okay? Sure, you can expect success. But if you keep it in moderation, let's say 30 minutes a day and whatever you believe in, let's say you want to do the law of attraction or you want to tell your friends about the success. Well, that's fine and good, but you could have spent that five hours towards something more productive. For example, building up your client list or actually building the product that you have when expecting success goes in over your head and you spend more time expecting something than actually putting in the work. Then that's something that you should ultimately avoid because it's not going to put you in the long run. It's always good to have high expectations for yourself. Set yourself to a certain standard. But when it comes to failure, ultimately you're going to realize that there are going to be some points in your life, and no success is never guaranteed so you can try to expect. Expect success, however, Try to keep it in moderation and ensure that your work matches the level of success that you would want. We got onto not being okay with it. The word it implies failure not being okay with failure, because ultimately in life, most of us, probably all of us are going to fail at some point in our lives and whether it would be in the specific thing that we're doing or something that we absolutely succeed in all the time . Eventually we're going to fail. There are going to be times in our life where we're going to fail no matter what happens, no matter how much time we put into something, there is going to be someone better with us. But we're not competing to be better than others were trying to be better than ourselves, then who we were yesterday. And as you continue to take on this course about failure, you're going to start learning that failure is actually one of the best things that you can invoke in your own life. To learn how it can help you with in your own life. And the last thing that you conduce to fail from the straight beginning is lying to yourself. Why would you sabotage yourself? What I mean by this is when you constantly tell yourself that everything is OK. You have a specific measure for yourself, a quantifiable number for yourself, Let's say of clients to hit and you fail from getting that number, so you want to be absolutely 100% honest to yourself. Did you meet your sales goals or not? Did you reach the goal that you told yourself that you were going to hit and sometimes it's going to be difficult. There are going to be some external circumstances that you are completely out of control, and you need to be able to take that into acceptance and moving forward with that fact. So as we continue on from here, the three mindsets for you to fail straight from the beginning is number one expecting solely for success. Remember to keep it in moderation and match the level of work towards what you expect your success to be. And number two is not being okay with failure, you're going to see that failure is one of the best things that you can embrace in your life. Moving forward to success. It is something that is crucial. And the third thing is lying to yourself not accurately portraying where you are in life and painting a rosy picture of what life is when it actually isn't. These were the three mindsets for yourself that you should avoid before moving forward. I see you all in the next lesson. 4. Only A Couple Failures Away: and the previous lesson. We talked about having a mindset towards failing before you even begin. This is the shift that you should have towards failure that will ultimately propel you forward and ultimately, be okay with failure and this specific mantra. Quote Whatever you call it is your only a couple failures away. I want to paint two scenarios for you. Here we have John and James John. He succeeds immediately. Whatever he does, he has the mightiest touch. Whatever he does, he ultimately succeeds. And it comes on that he wants to start a business. And although it seems difficult in his first business, he ultimately does pretty well. Now we get on to James James. She's not so lucky. He fails quite a lot of times, and when it goes to starting his business, it's very slow Start. He runs out of money for his first business. Then he tries again. James, however, is not that lucky. The second time he doesn't do that well. He's learned a lot more this time, but he isn't able to pull through. He fails once more, however, he tells himself, You know what? I'm gonna try one last time and he tries a business again. John, on the other hand, has his business, and it's quite successful. So he sells the company, and ultimately he has some more money. So he gets bored with all the money he has, and he tries tries again. So this is his second business. John ultimately faces some hardship now, and he's like, Wait, I thought business was supposed to be easy, and because of these hardships, he ultimately stops what he's doing and he moves on, he says. You know what? I've already tried from the first time, and I've made a little bit of money. I'm gonna stop from here. The end result for John is sure he might have made a little money form the first company. But when it comes to his second company, immediately, when he had some sort of hardship, he quit James, On the other hand, it's his third company. He is essentially at the brink of where he has gone, and he has two failures to as his track record. James has taken everything that he has learned from failure one and failure to and implemented into his third business, and because of that, he has learned more more lessons and become a much better person because of it. James ultimately goes and sells his company for a lot more money than John and ultimately lives a happier lifestyle because of the discipline it took him from failure 12 Failure to ultimately success number three. Now, I don't want to continue with the cliche story. I know this sounds a very general cliche story. It seems cheesy, but ultimately it really does boil down to this story. A lot of the times we do get on two scenarios like this either were John and we quit immediately when it gets hard, when we fail or we become like James and even though we fail, sometimes we continue persistently pushing through. We use it as a key metric, and we take all the lessons from failure and import it into where we are today. And it's this key lesson that will propel you forward as a person and take all of the failures towards becoming successful. Something that I want you to keep in mind is to separate the environment from the person. What I mean by that is, let's say with failing something when you try something over and over again. The circumstances are always going to be different. I don't want you to let it take a hit on your ego because ultimately ah, lot of the times when our egos get hit is stops us from doing something because failure is failure and egos don't really work together. When our when we fail, our egos get hurt because we're telling ourselves, why couldn't we have done that? It's not gonna be a lackluster effort from us. It could have just been the scenario where the environment that we're playing in, however, this is not to say that we will always blame the environment and say, That's what's wrong. We need to be honest with ourselves, saying that maybe this time it was something that I couldn't control. Maybe this time it was something in the environment for example, a recession. You can't take that to your own heart saying that it was your fault because ultimately you can. You couldn't have controlled any of that. So when you start to look at it honestly, when you have your environment and you as a person, do you wholeheartedly put everything that you had into that specific task and you failed. Well, then, when you become self aware of that, you'll know that now this exercise will help you embrace failure, and it's helped me a lot throughout my own life. I want you to imagine that your wildest dreams, whatever you wanted in the world, let's say it's a $1,000,000. It's starting a business and then raising it toe aipo at, ah, $1 billion that seems more dreamlike. So you have an i P O at $1 billion. I want you to imagine that as you were building up this company and you'd had a couple failures at first, it wasn't as rock. It was quite rocky as you started, and you're moving forward from there. Then suddenly, somehow a portal opens up and future. You comes walking out its you five years later or is you one or two years later, and he's dressed here. She's dressed up in these nice clothes, and he tells you you're only a couple failures away their evidence that you've done it. But they tell you that you're only a couple failures away that instinctively tells you that . Okay, You don't know how many failures away. But you know only a couple failures away, and you start using this mindset to when you fail, you tell yourself. Okay, Um, 11 more failure closer to success. And we started reminding yourself of this fact because it only takes us this many failures to get to success. We don't know how many will take, but as we fail, we're gonna learn more. We're going to know what didn't work, and we're going to use it to take another step towards success. Ultimately. And it's only through these failures embracing these failures and asking ourselves, How many failures are we away from? Success? Will you truly move forward in this last thing? We have talked about being only a couple failures away and how we can embrace this mindset towards failing regardless and moving forward because of it. 5. Starting Regardless: in this lesson, we're going to be talking about starting regardless of failure. Three specific questions to ask yourself before you start a specific venture task or idea whatever may be three questions to ask yourself to really hone into the failure itself. So if you're scared of your fear of failure, thes three questions will help you move forward and really start that first step towards moving forward towards a goal in the first question goes like this. How much can I control and what's my plan? A lot of the time we freak out about things that we can't control, and we we ultimately are paralyzed by the things that we can't control. However, we ignore the things that we can control and ultimately by being able to move forward regardless of the things that you can't control and taking on Lee, the things that you can and moving forward because of it is going to help you a lot. Now. The second part of that question is, what's my plan? Thinking about what is in your control and what isn't is nice, but if you don't have a plan to back it up, then it's not going to help you have a plan to awards what is in your control, what you're going to do with those moving elements and how you can move forward because of it. Next, we got into the question. What is the worst that could happen now? I would highly recommend that you go on YouTube or you search up on Google, something called Fear Setting by Tim Ferriss, and it is a very detailed breakdown of what is the worst that could happen. However, if you don't want to do that, you can stick with this simple question. Think about the worst possible outcome. Realistically, what could happen from your idea? No. Again, you can visit the Tim Ferriss Fear shedding for a very detailed breakdown. This ensures the entire mop of it. It takes around 30 minutes to do in the entire thing. However, I would say that it is very, very effective. And the last question that you can ask yourself is, How can I see this as an experiment? Because ultimately experiments are meant to fail, they're going to tell you what works and what doesn't. You haven't hypothesis to prove, and you're going to use an experiment do either prove that hypothesis were disprove that hypothesis. And as you start seeing something more as an experiment, it helps you to wards moving faster, help you towards moving and making mistakes that you wouldn't have made first, because all you see is as an experiment. If it doesn't work out well, it was in the sake of science, or it was in the sake of learning what works and what doesn't for me, what I like to do when I have something, a task or an idea that I have, I see it as an experiment. And I tell myself, Okay, I'm gonna work on it as much as I can for two days. This is going to be an experiment off. If I can do X in specific X amount of time or days or whatever, maybe I see it as an experiment, and it really does help me hone in to moving as fast as I can towards a specific goal. This was three questions to ask yourself before starting a project which will help you move forward towards your goals 6. My Favorite Fear Exercises: whenever I have. If you're a failure, I like to do these very small things to help me overcome that failure, build so momentum and then build forward towards my goals. The first exercise that I like to do is allow myself to fail. I expect failure from the beginning, and if it works out, that's awesome. If I fail, well, I expected it. There was this experiment called The 100 Rejection Day Challenge is there was a Ted talk on this and it was essentially where you get these outrageous tasks and you ultimately set yourself up for rejection in the beginning. And there are things like asked the Starbucks priest for I think there's a 30% discount, so things that ultimately are not feasible they're not tangible towards moving towards. However, if you start expecting failure, well, at least you get your foot in the door. You start that specific project and paired with the next two exercises. You get that first step towards failure or potential success, and you're never really gonna know if it was a success or notch only by testing it out and the faster you can try this specific thing and fail added, the faster you'll know that this specific thing didn't work, and you'll reiterated to make it better change something up and maybe the next try will work because you're only a couple failures away. No, pair this with exercise one. Let's say you have this big insurmountable goal that you have for yourself, and it seems very, very difficult. Effort. Well, the first thing that you need to do right now, it's simply break it up into smaller goals. And as you start breaking it down, you're going to break it into this smallest thing that you can do next. And as you do one thing elude to two things and then three things than ill mo mentum into a giant snowball of things. And even if you fail at that point, you've gained all the experience of doing one thing than another another all snowballing into experience and lessons for yourself. So it really does go on to these simple three steps. Find the smallest thing to try, then move on from there, and then take another step, rinse and repeat. We're going to talk about the next exercise, which will help you pair this with the first exercise than the second exercise. For example, you set up the first smallest thing that you want to do within a given task. Let's say you do it and you fail. Well, you're gonna try again. And this time, as you can see on the graph, you're a little bit better than last time, and then you try it again. Let's say you fail again. You're a little bit better than try number two so slowly. As long as you continue to fail and learn. That's very important as long as you learn from them as well, asking yourself questions from previous episodes. You can then move on from each and every single try micro failures. So small little actions that you take every single time. And these micro failures are good because they won't hurt your ego, Their small things that ultimately have no real importance to the grand scheme of things unless calm, pounded together, Do they truly make an impact so tried for yourself? Where in your life do you have a task for yourself, and how can you set yourself up for failure? Expecting failure in the beginning, having small action steps for yourself and having these micro failures to be able to continuously move forward step by step as a person. Well, those were my favorites. Three failure exercises. Try and apply them to another goal that you may have with in the future. And really see how these expected failure of micros failures and small steps can take you forward to wherever you want to go. The next lesson we're gonna be talking about my own personal failures and how they've played a role in my own life. 7. Turning Failure into Successes: as a going and welcome to the art of failure course. In this lesson, we're gonna be talking about three failures in my own life and ultimately, how they could be played or portrayed as failures and negatives. But how I switch thumb up and played them as positives. So we get on to the first part of my own life, which was something that I very much enjoy. It is international and just in general competitions for myself. Well, I once had this international business competition for myself, and I've done this competition for a couple of years now, and it was year three for me in doing this competition Year three. I'd work so hard the previous two years, but not qualified for internationals. However, I then moved on, and this year I finally qualified for internationals, which is year three Now. I had essentially humbled myself towards that point. We're saying that you know what? Maybe this competition just isn't for me. I failed these couple times And you know what? This might be my last year, so I just gave it my best shot towards moving forward. And I told myself, you know, what if I fail. It's all right. It ended up that I qualified for the international competition and then went on to Orlando to compete in the international competition. And here it was at this point where my ego was inflated. It was amazingly big. And this goes on to a lesson back before, which is expecting success. I qualified with one of the highest scores in my specific region, and that inflated my ego to the max. I went to the international competition thinking I was hot stuff I started to boast more about. Oh, it's gonna be so nice winning this specific competition. And I was so boastful of everything that I did most of my time was talking to others talking about how good I was going to do and why this is competition was gonna be so amazing that I spent zero time practicing. I had wasted essentially two months of practice before the actual competition, just talking about how the good this competition is gonna be. And when I finally flew out to Orlando, I thought I gave myself a pretty good presentation for the competition. But I ended up losing. I got third out of 20 which is pretty good in itself, but at the same time I needed to get top to to move on to finals. I got third. I was one away. If I spent more time practicing, if I didn't expect success from the beginning and rather humbled myself towards failure and putting more time within work and effort, I might have qualified for finalists. I might never know, but at this point it's Tommy to humble myself and stop expecting success so early on, but rather towards putting the time and effort towards qualifying and winning this specific experience has taught me a lot about humility and it may seem as a negative as I didn't win at that competition. But if it wasn't for this, I wouldn't have gained the experience towards learning what it feels to lose on a big stage . And I have used this experience for you for future competitions in my life as well. When I was younger I had one formal job and this was to work for someone at my local community center and at this local community center. He asked me that he had an extra shift at his specific business and he asked me if I wanted to work there. It was over a over a public holiday. So the the pay would be 11.5 what it was normally. So I gladly accepted the job. Kind of like freelancing freelance job. I only did it for around day and I did it. And even though it was for one day only eight hours of work at the end of it, I hated it. Most of us in our lives try to find something that most of us in our lives try to find. Something that we're passionate about. That every single day we find purpose and meaning. Well, I would say that this was a failure because it was a day taken simply working for someone else, recreating essentially a 9 to 5. And for me, I just didn't like it. And it was a failure. In that sense, it was a failure and finding something that I was passionate about. And because of this, I told myself that you know it for the next couple of years. I'm just gonna try building up a business or building up online content. And I've been doing that so far, and it has been the chance towards not having to work for someone else because that is the strength towards where I play in. I have never been that good at listening to instructions. So it has always benefited me towards working on my own, working on however long it takes me to work on something and having my own deadlines towards living. And I am very, very glad that I had this potentially negative point in my life where I didn't find fulfillment with working from someone else for someone else, and flipping it onto its positive was that Now I live a much more happy and every single day absolutely love doing the work that I do because I wake up and essentially it's all work. And no matter how cliche had sounds, it doesn't feel like work at all enjoyed every day. And I'm very satisfied and my last failure is creating content online. When I was younger, I used to create a lot of online courses and they were faced the camera and they weren't very good. But a couple years ago, that's when I started. I told myself that I was never going to quit and the first couple ones were quite quite bad . And as I continue to post more and more courses, the quality overall wasn't that good. And I thought that I could ultimately ignore it because I thought it was like a cash grab at the time. So what I did was I put out low quality content for people where it was just me and my webcam and ultimately the first time that I had got in a 2.5 star review on one of my courses. It was absolutely devastating. Imagine being very young, probably like mid teenagers. I was so, so sad at that point. And that could mark one of my failures because I was not prepared to take that criticism as a failure because ultimately sure, the course made a little money, but at the same time, at the expense of my feelings and my emotions, however, move on from now I've taken all of those failures and failures as courses where I've launched something, put hours and hours into something and no one had taken it. Those were all failures to me and I have taken all of those failures and moved on to where I AM today, creating courses on multiple platforms to thousands of students. I've been able to grow as a person throughout the last couple of years and grow because of it. Thes three points in my life mark my life failures, and I don't really think I can call them life failures, as I don't regret what happened. They all shake me towards who I am today, and I'm very, very glad that they happened. They play such an integral part in my life. And if you ask me who is Osmond? Well, thes failures play a very significant role to who I am as a person. So I hope that you can look back into your own life and see how failures specifically in your own life has shaped who you are. 8. Conclusion: So that is going to be the conclusion of the art of failure course. Thank you so much for taking the course itself. What I would highly recommend is going back to some of the lessons and rewatching some of the lessons to make sure that first off, you have potentially taken notes and really recapped everything. So with in the future, you can reference back to it and learn the lessons. Now I do want to say one more thing before we part ways. You can have all of the life lessons about failure in the world, but until you actually experience it, you're not going to learn from it. So if I were to say one thing and one thing only, if you're to take one lesson out of everything that I've said so far, take failure because it's the only lesson. It's the only teacher that's going to teach you all of the courses on here and on YouTube. They might teach you and they might move you towards that first step. But until you actually move forward towards failure, are going to learn practical riel lessons to wards and applicable to your own life. So go out and fail, and please leave some feedback and review for the course itself and helps me move towards making better courses with in the future. And lastly, one last thing is check out the project. It is going to be one video below this, and it is going to recap exactly what you should do for the project. Thank you so much for taking this course, and I hope that you enjoyed it and hopefully you'll go out and get that failure, that first failure. 9. Class Project: has a going and welcome to the class project. If you're skipping from other videos, I would hope that you watch all of the lessons first and then jump onto this last The class project should be done last. Well, here is your class project. We're gonna talk about ITM or below, but this is exactly what you might need to dio We're gonna talk about it more in detail down below. But this is the general scope of what you should do first, I think something that you've always wanted to do. And if it was a fear of failure that was holding you back well used lessons to take that first step. Everything that you've learned about failure, refigure reframing it and building it towards something that isn't as scary. Use all of the lessons to take the first step. Now the class project is taking a photo and documenting the process. I'm not sure if school share allows for videos, but you can take a photo of you doing that Specific progress. Let's say you want to write a book. Well, you're scared of failing. Well, you take all of the lessons you've learned so far and The first step you've decided is to drawn outline of what the book will look like. That's the first step. Then the next step, then the next step. And sure, you're gonna have a couple hiccups along the way. Whatever idea that you've wanted to pursue, document the process towards moving forward, regardless of your fear of failure. Thanks so much for taking the course. I really do hope that you enjoyed it. Make sure you follow the account. So you know exactly when I post content and also leave a review so that I can take all of the comments and make it make all of my courses better. Ultimately, I'm very excited to see all of your projects. Thanks much for taking the course and all catch you all later.