An Alternative to Righteous Failure

'People love stories and they love casting themselves in stories… I think people often turn their journeys into odysseys larger than themselves in order to preemptively give themselves permission to fail- but fail righteously. Because if Christlike perfection is the only option- if every food choice is a moral judgement about whether you are a good person or a bad person- and if slips in willpower reveal existential weakness- then of course you are going to fail! You're obsessing over the path instead of the destination.'

An Alternative to Righteous Failure

When I am starting a coaching relationship with a new client- there are some obvious assessments. I run them through my little mobility screen. I take them through the Five Human Movements (plus One). I ask them about what they have been eating. There are however- many other things I am assessing fo…





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