Insights from a varsity soccer head coach.

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Adversity is an inevitable part of life. When challenges present themselves all at once, we can start to doubt our abilities, values, and purpose.

A skill we can use to control this storm of uncertainty is our self-confidence. Knowing that we can endure change and find a solution to something difficult brings pride and satisfaction. The unfortunate reality is that every new situation is unpredictable and they rarely go according to plan.

“By failing…


Start failing today if you want to achieve your dreams and be successful.

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Failure is bad. Our parents, teachers, and coaches taught us how to avoid it while the rest of society conditions us to look down upon it.

With the rise of social media, people are constantly sharing their achievements. An extraordinary talent, unique skill, or professional ability is a regular occurrence on our news feeds.

People start to believe that success is instant, natural, and abundant. We simultaneously tell ourselves we failed at something when we don’t see the same results we find online. …

Brian Chua

Writer in training. New Grad 2020. The grass is greener under your feet. 🌱 🇨🇦

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