Failing Fast

19 Mar


What would you do if you weren’t afraid – if the fear of the unknown future wasn’t holding you back?

We believe people who change the world live within earshot of their last terrifying moment; they have resolved that the things they are most afraid to do are also most likely the things they are destined to do.

Steven Pressfield in his book, The War of Art, says it well:

Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.

This week in our Housley Principled Leadership Program at Trinity University and Angelo State University, the session is titled Failing Fast. We’re going to take the self awareness and tools we’ve acquired over the semester and push students to double their rate of failure.

We’ll be asking them questions like: would you ask for a job or quit the one you have? Would you start your own business or expand on one you already own? Would you take the next step in a relationship or end one?

In a few weeks the Stelos Alliance will host a special Failing Fast session at Texas State University about owning your fear and living a story worthy life full of healthy risks.

The Details

Friday, April 18th
11:00am – 3:00pm
Texas State campus (TBD)
FREE (Plus we’ll feed you!)


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