Are you learning from your mistakes?

We have all heard the saying – “you should learn from your mistakes”, but are you?

By The Stoic Strength Coach 

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Learn from your mistakes! In theory, that is excellent advice, but implementation is another thing. Looking back at our mistakes and failures can take a hit on your ego and ultimately help in the long run. The key is to shift the mistake from a negative experience to a positive learning one. 

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. – Theodore Roosevelt

For example, if all the data has been erased from your computer, you have no backup. 

So, what have you learned? 

That you need to back up your data regularly onto other systems, ok, this is a straightforward example, but you get the idea. Take the negativity away and bring in the learning opportunity.

A simple trick as having a little notepad to highlight these failures when they occur is a great way of learning. By writing them down, it can help in several ways:

  1. It will help you reflect, process, and move on 
  2. It can help you identify trends for the future
  3. By writing down advice, it can help guide you in the future.

Yes, this will test your ego, but it will help you in the long run for continuous development. 

Food for thought. Till next time, Stay Stoic,


What do you stand for?

What do you stand for in todays world?

Do you stand for Happiness? 

Being able to live in a world with no fear?

Being a hardworking citizen?

For me, I stand for being nice to one another.

I stand for education and constant learning and I believe one should always strive to keep on improving.

Progression, getting better everyday by 1%

Food for thought. Till next time, Stay Stoic,



3 books you need to read now!

Book 1: Weight Room Wisdom: Lessons In Leadership From 99 Strength Coaches

Fantastic book from the legendary strength coach Dan John. This book is made up of stories from 99 of the best S&C coaches in the world. Written to inspire and motivate both coach and athlete. It is broken up into mini metaphorical and personal stories that can be read over your morning coffee.

SSC Top Tip: Read one chapter per day, it is a straightforward read, and you could do it over one sitting, but I feel you will take more away if you take your time and focus on one per day.

Book 2: Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones

In recent times I have read many books on habits and habit change but is by far the best out there. James breaks it down to small, manageable chunks for you to digest, which links to how he shows us how to attack this area of our lives. James explains it is not about making significant changes, but tiny ones and then building on that.

SSC Top Tip: This book is very practical, so implement the ideas as you read the book. Don’t just read the book through and put it all into practice at the end. Implement it as you read along.

Book 3: Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

This Is the debut book from the minimalists, two best friends who walked away from six-figure salaries and started to focus on what is essential in life. After life-changing events, Josh and Ryan discovered minimalism, which allowed them to remove all excess things in their lives.

SSC Top Tip: Check out their Documentary on Netflix along with reading the book, as it helps the reader a greater picture.

Books for thought.

Till next time, Stay Stoic,