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Why Tiger Woods Is A Failure

Written by Josh Collins. Posted in Experience, Leadership

Cheap trick I know but hey it probably got your attention.

Tiger Woods, having just won the Farmer’s Insurance Open yesterday for the 7th time, most certainly does not qualify as a failure.  But if you and I were to reframe his career stats, which undoubtedly, will go down as the best ever, he’ll still have a losing record for his career. Did you catch that?

Photo Credit: Keith Allison via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: Keith Allison via Compfight cc

Don’t get me wrong, his 25% win percentage is one of the best ever, but that still means that 3 tournaments out of 4, he looses.


The good news for you and I is that, we, in most cases, do not have near as much pressure on us to succeed as Tiger Woods does. We don’t have millions if not billions of dollars invested in our image and whether or not we can chip off the fringe to inside of 3 feet of the cup.

Luckily for us, this is where grace enters the picture.

Now I must confess that I am probably one of the worst people in the world when it comes to extending grace, especially to myself.  I expect great things, and expect to get a hole in one each and every time.  And to keep the sports metaphor rolling, when I do need a Mulligan, I more or less drop to my knees in utter defeat.

Ever heard the phrase “Failure is NOT an option?”  Well, whoever coined that one, should be taken out back and put to pasture.  The reality is that failure actually is an option and a good one at that!  Failure teaches us, each and every time how to live our dream better, or how to create that experience better, or how to be a better author, photographer, builder, artist, etc.

Creating experiences that change and impact culture will always involve one failure or another.  But that’s ok!

Lets listen to Nike on this one, and be like Tiger!  He fails 3 out of 4 times!

How can you apply this strategy to the experiences you create or the way you engage your audience?

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Josh Collins is a Communicator and Experience Architect who lives in Franklin, Tn. His passion is to create awesome experiences that change the way we engage audiences and help you do the same.

Posted on: January 29, 2013

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