What is Your Attitude About Failure?

I love this guy’s attitude. I wish I had his attitude.

In this inaugural Transformational Thursday post, we highlight a TED Talk that will help us hone our attitude to create a disruptive innovation.

I love this TED Talk. Jia Jiang pushes my boundaries and with his humor and contagious risk taking in “100 Days of Rejection.” He does what many cannot, he makes me want to face my worst fears.

Jia Jiang adventures boldly into a territory so many of us fear: rejection. By seeking out rejection for 100 days — from asking a stranger to borrow $100 to requesting a “burger refill” at a restaurant — Jiang desensitized himself to the pain and shame that rejection often brings and, in the process, discovered that simply asking for what you want can open up possibilities where you expect to find dead ends.

Watch his TED Talk.

Imagine the disruptive innovation we can create when we are not afraid of failing. Imagine welcoming change. Now imagine your team with that same attitude.

Do you see that transformation happening?

Transformation Thursday is a weekly post by MurfieldCoaching.com that features a favorite TED Talk that follows Murfield Coaching's theme of the week.

Blog Schedule

  • Mind Shift Monday features a powerful quote that sets the tone for a week of innovative thinking.
  • Thinking Bigger Tuesday expands on the topic and provides pillar content of innovative thinking.
  • Why Not Wednesday introduces you to books, articles and research that I have found useful in solving significant problems with innovative thinking.
  • Transformational Thursday explores a TED Talk on the topic of the week. These talks are likely taken from the ones I have featured in my TED Talk Think Tank mastermind for radical change over the last five years.
  • Freaky Far Out Friday features crazy ideas that just might lead to solving your persistent problem.

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Loren Murfield, Ph.D.

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