Whether you have a tendency to give up before you start or just give up … don’t. Some of most successful people are the best inspiration when it comes to overcoming fear of failure and overcoming discouragement because of failure. Famous failures can give inspiration to both kids and adults. Don’t give up!
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Inspiration from Michael Jordan
Even though this video is a commercial, the message is awesome.
“Michael Jordan ‘Failure’ Nike Commercial”
Inspiration from Other “Famous Failures” Videos
Need some inspiration? You’ll find lots of it in these famous failures videos!
Growth Mindset Resources
You’ll find lots of inspiring- and character-building songs in my free growth mindset songs for kids post.
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be has lots of growth mindset inspiration for kids ages 8-12.
Big Life Journal site has lots and lots of amazing growth mindset resources for a variety of ages.
- The Famous Failures Kit is a PDF with:
- 10 worksheets with stories of famous people who experienced failure/struggle
- A reflection page for each story
- A list of successful people for further learning
- A companion template worksheet which can be used by the child to capture the learnings from the previous list
You’ll find lots of inspiring quotes and word-art freebies in my best growth mindset quotes for kids and adults.
What helps you overcome fear of failure? What helps you to not give up?
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