An inspirational clip taken from episode 3 of season 17 of the Ultimate Fighter where coach Chael Sonnen talks out confidence issues with Uriah Hall and is especially frank about the nature of failure. Remember… failure is an option but it is a choice that everyone makes whether consciously or subconsciously.
If you can put aside the worry of failure, you will do much much better in life. And a part of putting aside failure is to never doubt in your own abilities. Have the confidence to believe in yourself the whole way through because everyone and I mean EVERYONE goes through this phase at least once in their journey to success. And this “doubt” in your mind is another form of a brick wall that you must overcome in order to take that next step forward. No matter what, keep moving forward. Never stop.
Failure Is A Choice Speech
Key Points In Failure Speech
Conquer that voice in your head
No one will derail your train faster than the person you see in the mirror today. Within every person exists a voice that constantly competes with their every decision that they make. Learn to deal with that voice because it will exist for as long as you are alive. Learn to control it and dominate it.
Admit when you have a problem
Often times people will tell you that the first step to solving a problem is to admit there being one. After all, how can you possibly fix something that you don’t believe exists? Only once you realize the problem, you may then begin to devise a plan and strategy to resolve it.
Choose to succeed or choose to fail. It’s your choice
Choosing to fail is that voice in your head telling you that you can’t. Choosing to fail is not about losing that basketball game or failing to hand in your resume. It’s about the fact that you let yourself down and you knowingly agreed upon accepting to be a weaker version of your real self. Don’t do it.