AIMING FOR FAILURE
EXPLORING THE LIMITATIONS OF COMPETITIVE WINNING CULTURE
Aiming for Failure outlines a mindset, not a destination.
It is a way of thinking that upholds the principles of transparency, creative problem solving, collaboration and authentic leadership.
Aiming for Failure strives to explore what the world would be like, what leadership would be like outside the confines of competitive culture, by evaluating the foundation of that system and to propose a more humanistic alternative.
Aiming for Failure offers a real world, pragmatic outlook on leadership and workplace culture that can also be seen as highly idealistic – because the philosophy of authenticity and transparency runs contrary to competitive culture.
This module is a deep dive into the mindset of Aiming For Failure as a tool for unlearning competitive culture and fostering more meaningful collaborations as well as building transparent teams of purpose and impact.
The values and paradigm shifts inherent in Aiming For Failure are:
Negativity Doesn’t Exist
Plans Become Hopes
We Accept Our Weaknesses
Your Dreams Get To Be Massive
The above principles of Aiming for Failure will be explored with you in this module.
Once you have been introduced to what happens when you aim for failure you are introduced to the benefits.
Aiming for Failure as a concept was designed to serve as a container for building culture that is agile, empathetic and communal.
This module defines these concepts and expands on how the Aiming for Failure leadership philosophy can benefit your goal setting and team dynamics.
AIMING FOR FAILURE
REVITALIZE GOAL SETTING
ARE YOU A LEADER WHO WANTS TO LOOK AT GOALS AND OUTCOMES IN A NEW WAY?
DO YOU WANT TO BUILD AUTHENTIC TEAMS THAT ARE EMPATHETIC AND TRANSPARENT?
WANT TO LEAD YOURSELF AND YOUR TEAMS TOWARDS A TRUE NORTH THAT IS REALISTIC AND TANGIBLE?
WANT TO BUILD AN IMPOSSIBLE VISION THAT IS ALSO REALISTIC AND ACHIEVABLE?
MOTIVATION TO ENROLL
We all are told that we want to be winners, so that is what we have learnt to want to be. Everyone wants to be the best. It is so fundamental to our society that it is almost impossible to imagine a working environment that doesn’t strive to be “leaders in our field” with the largest market share.
Competition drives our economy. But does it make us happy in personal or professional lives?
Have we looked at what needing to win does to us?
Have we looked at what being unable to accept failure as a natural part of learning has done to us?
Do we want to live in this binary world where you are either on your way to success or a failure? Because who do you know personally who has reached their peak, a true winner? We are all on our way, hoping it will work out, but what do we lose in the process?
How are we failing ourselves and our potential by believing in the strategy of aiming for success? What are you sacrificing in order to believe that you will one day achieve the success you feel you deserve? What are you giving up today to fuel that “winning mentality”?
Striving for excellence is different from accepting no alternative other than success. There is a huge difference.
In this course you will be faced with your understanding of success or winning being challenged.
You will be invited to think different about the happiness you have earned and get to experience right now today.
You will invited to be more realistic in the way you look at your efforts and sacrifices, and how you are entirely in control of how your expectations make you feel about yourself.
If there is anything that makes you take part in this course it is the following:
Some of us believe that, until we become winners, that we are failures.
If you aim for failure, and put transparency and realistic achievement first:
Then surely you are winning every single day.