Ep 98. When You Feel Like A Failure

Today I want to reframe the way you think about failure. I want to clear up the misunderstanding most people have about what it is, what causes it and what it means about us and our lives. I also want to talk to you specifically about the question many moms have, “What if I am failing at being a mom?” I am all for doing better but I want you to make those changes from a place of empowerment rather than from a place of shame. Check out today’s episode to see what I mean.

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  1. Kayla Randall says:

    Hi Jody, my name is Kayla and I have been listening to your podcast for a couple months now and I love the way you approach problems and life, especially as a mom. I really hope that some day in the near future I can become a part of the membership because what you teach really speaks to me and has already helped me so much. I was wondering how you would approach a problem that I am having. My four year old daughter has been very difficult to potty train. The concept just doesn’t get through to her and it just doesn’t seem important to her. She doesn’t care if she is sitting in her dirty underwear and she would rather just continue what she is doing. It just drives me crazy that she will sit in her underwear and make a mess and she just doesn’t care. It is so frustrating to me and I feel like I am failing as a mom in teaching her what should be a simple thing. Overall I just feel like being a mom is way more than I bargained for and that I’m not doing a very good job at it. I really don’t want to feel like this but I’m not sure how to think differently about it. Sorry if this is to long and not the right place for this topic. Thanks for doing what you do!

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  2. lisawhitmore93@gmail.com says:

    Hi there! Thank you so much for this podcast, it came at a perfect time for me. I really needed to hear your words about allowing our children to have their own experiences that may include failure for them. I have an older teenager who is going through something hard. I’ve struggled with learning that all I can really do to help him is to be his biggest cheerleader. It’s such a shift in thinking as a mom! But your thoughts on the podcast about holding the cage reinforced that for me today. In fact I was praying about this and why this process that “seems” so much easier for other youth has been so hard for him and how I was so sad that it was hard. And I immediately felt peace and calm and had this thought, “How do you know that this won’t be his finest hour?” Yes! If we don’t experience failure we will never enjoy real success! And that applies to me AND to my children. Thanks for the reminder, Jody! Our finest hours are waiting!

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  3. swillyd22@yahoo.com says:

    Yaaaassss! failing all over the place over here. Thanks so much for this. Perfect timing for me! I am full of gratitude and love.

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  4. Melanie says:

    This is for Kim G.’s episode. I wasn’t able to find a space to comment. My fam came up with a Lil rhyme for remembering our self worth when we make mistakes.

    Oopsy daisy I made a mistake, but lucky for me I’m still awesome!

    I can learn from the past and decide for me
    what my fabulous future will be!

    Thanks for an awesome episode!

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  5. Joleen says:

    Thank you! I really needed to hear this! My oldest son is almost 19 and hasn’t lived at home for 2 years now. He has always wanted to live to what I would describe as harder. But I have many times felt like a failure as why we are not living the tradition Mormon plan. I have now listened to several podcasts of yours and they all ring true! I signed up to listen to your webinar this morning on not yelling at your kids but I missed it. Cause my little 12 year old daughter came. Ouncing in from her first year of girls camp right as it was starting. Is there another way I can view that? I would be very interested. Again, I appreciate all you have given me to think about already! It’s changing my life!

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