3–2–1: On Failure, Action and Finding Yourselves

2 min readOct 21, 2021

Happy 3–2–1 Thursday,

Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider this week…


3 Ideas From Me


“You are struck not because you don’t know what to do. You are stuck because you don’t know if it’s the right thing to do.”


“When you look at school not as a place where we learned information, but as a place where we learned about ourselves, you discover there are some lessons we pick up without realizing it.”


“The why’s of life are far more important than the what’s of life and that’s a message that is rarely communicated growing up.”

2 Quotes From Others


Star Blogger Mark Manson on Success:

“We can only be truly successful at something we’re willing to fail at. If we’re unwilling to fail, then we’re unwilling to succeed.”

Source: ​Markmanson.net


Author and Researcher at petehollins.com on taking action:

Fear of judgment, rejection, and failure thus paralyzes us from following
through. We think that by abstaining from action, we cancel out the possibility of producing any output that might be subject to evaluation or judgment. And if we can’t be evaluated or judged, we also can’t be rejected. If we don’t try to go for things, especially things that challenge us, then we can’t fail. However, these are ruinous distortions in reasoning. By not acting and not following through, we have already judged and rejected ourselves even before we’ve started. We have already failed the moment we decided not to try.

Source: ​petehollins.com

1 Question we need to ask ourselves often

What If I am Wrong?

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