The cliche is “ya can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.” and Coach Glassman says it slightly differently when he says that you will never be a champion racer without having a few wipeouts… the messages in this video may be slightly different but the results are the same so if you want to really be exceptional you have to be willing to fail. I actually believe this failure has to be experienced, not just intellectualized, because if you go “the bottom” in what ever endeavor and are strong enough to pull yourself back up you will be much better off.
The speaker in the video below is Dr. John Elioit, the author of OVERACHIEVEMENT, which is a must read for anyone who want to escape the middle of the pack. Haven’t read the book yet? You’re missing out.