With a loss to The LA Rams, Tom Brady will not win a Super Bowl this year. As I write this, LeBron James' Lakers currently have a losing winning percentage and sit in 8th place in the Western Conference Standings. However, if you were to ask people who the "GOAT" is in basketball or football, you'd hear both of their names.
Why? Because success has much more to do with results over time than it does results.
Most people believe that to be the best in the world at something you need to be significantly more talented or fortunate. The 1 percent rule speaks to the opposite.
The 1 percent rule says you only need to be slightly better than your opposition, over a long period of time, to achieve significantly better results. Success has a compounding effect. Therefor, when it comes to achieving in our lives, our focus should shift from being better to being consistent.
The first way to practice consistency is to be consistently failing. Failing consistently allows us to become comfortable with failure as a concept. Instead of viewing it as a setback to rebound from, we start to view failure as a lesson that propels us forward.
Failure is inevitable part of the growth process. If you are failing consistently you can rest assured knowing that you're making progress. Finally, failure is a reminder that we are taking risks and risk are essential to growth.
Keep a log of your failures on a weekly basis. Next to each "failure," note the lesson you learned from it.
What is a failure you have yet to process?
"Being consistent is not the same as being perfect." - James Clear