Ch 9 - Uncommon amongst uncommon (83’), Ch 10 - The empowerment of failure (65), Ch 11 - What if (59’)
Goggins wraps up the book by discussing failure and growth. Through his experiences both as an athlete and in the military, he has TONS of experience with failure. Yet, his story is powerful because he’s able to learn from those failures. It’s only because he was willing to take big swings (and miss lots of times), that he’s able to have so much success.
I’ve also learned tremendously from the times I’ve failed: from races where I’ve gone out too fast, from training blocks where I pushed too hard, from relationships that have fallen apart. But, in all these cases, I’ve become a better person because of what I went through.
David Goggins is not a normal person. He is literally exceptional in so many ways; but his story can teach us a lot.
To me, learning from and not being afraid of failure is the most important lesson.
So, let’s end with a discussion of failure and growth. What have been your biggest moments of growth to come from failure? How have you become a better and stronger person despite feeling so disappointed in the moment?
Thanks for joining us for another fantastic month of Chaski Book Club! It’s been a great one and we can’t wait to start our next book. See you soon!