WASM Classic – Embracing the Suck, Why You Must Fail To Succeed

“Embracing the Suck,” Broke lottery winners, The importance of hazing, Cuddling up with suffering, Why you must fail to succeed

Episode Notes

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6:00 – Embracing the Suck

9:00 – Dealing with difficulty

11:30 – Insisting you are a special snowflake = You’re miserable anytime difficult things happen

15:00 – Chutes, ladders and benefits you haven’t earned

18:00 – 70% of people who get major financial windfalls (lotteries, gifts, etc) return to broke in 5 years

21:30 – Basic Training / Why professional hazing exists

26:30 – Brandon Webb, Navy Seal and CEO / Webb learns how to “Embrace the Suck”

Buy Webb’s excellent book: “Total Focus: Make Better Decisions Under Pressure

33:00 – Making the decision to push through no matter what

35:30 – True failure is giving up; If you’re not giving up, you’re not truly failing

38:00 – How are you responding to YOUR difficulties?

42:00 – Change is hard. It hurts. Accept that discomfort. / The “Cold Shower Challenge”

47:00 – Day 2 of the “Cold Shower Challenge” – Watch your brain running from discomfort

51:00 – I don’t know what I don’t know / The Power of Committing

54:30 – Setting appropriate goals

58:00 – Cuddling up with failure

1:01:30 – Games on “God Mode” / Cheating removes satisfaction

1:04:30 – The moral dilemma of living with your parents

1:09:30 – “Losing must always be a possibility else growth will not happen. Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.” ~C.S.Lewis

1:12:00 – In order to succeed, your first job is to fail / The power of aiming for failure

1:17:30 – Being rejected by your robot lover

1:21:30 – “Success can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations we are willing to have and by the number of uncomfortable actions we are willing to take.” ~Tim Ferriss

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