Growth Through Failure

June 5, 2017

“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho 

 

Traveling teaches you to cope with failure on a regular basis. You are inevitably going to be outside of your comfort zone and eventually you will have to try again in order to get what you want. It is often on the cliff of comfort and failure that we feel most alive. Indeed it is a dance between the two of them that stretches our limits to new discoveries about our selves and the world. 

 

Failure is just a mindset. It is looking at life through the lenses of losing. It is just the concept of the word that deters us from moving forward with our ambitions. Indeed it is a choice between self defeat and resilience. It is a way of interpreting the feedback. We can all perceive the feedback as negative and preventative, or we can do what the human species does best : learn and adapt.  Successful people see opportunity for learning and growth in their losses, and ultimately, this is why they move on to reach personal potentials.   

 

It all comes down to trying. As The Lifestyle Project believes in a cultural approach to travel, we see learning a few local words as an excellent way of testing your limitations.

 

Attempting to learn a language is an amazing opportunity to face failure head on. It is a difficult task that doesn’t happen over night. In fact it takes constant repetition, and constant exposure to embarrassment.  Sooner or later though, your failures start to become successes. People start understanding what you really want, like a pizza with no cheese instead of extra cheese!  Your whole interaction with the locals begins to change and they warm up quickly once they recognize the effort.  Before you know it, you have set new boundaries for yourself and it is all merely a result of trying. 

 

Whether it is a cooking class, the acquisition of language or simply taking one of our city recommendations, we know that you are bound to learn something new when you travel with us. We customize your trips so that you can come out of your shell in your way because we all have different comfort levels. Yes sky diving is a big step, but also saying “hola” can be a huge victory for both sides of the interaction!  

 

Our team understands that travelling can be daunting. It can be pretty scary to be in a new place, with a new language, and a new system. We work really hard at ensuring that the consequences of failures are reduced to a minimum. Our services offer a huge safety net of options so that you don’t have to worry about failure in such a drastic way. On the other hand, we encourage self discovery through exploration and we help you enter into these contexts in a fun way.  

 

Let’s start looking at the word failure as an opportunity for us to grow.

 

Let’s change the way we travel, together.  

 

The Lifestyle Project

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