Famous Failures Kit (PDF)

Famous Failures Kit (PDF)


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A printable set of worksheets highlighting famous people from around the world who have failed and struggled on their way to success.

These growth mindset handouts are designed to assist parents and educators, at home or in the classroom, in helping kids overcome the fear of failure.

Fear of failure is a hallmark of a FIXED mindset and often contributes to the child shying away from trying new things or taking on a challenge. By not fearing failure, children are one step closer to having a GROWTH mindset and living a big life!

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

These printables are for non-commercial use only. This PDF file may not be distributed for free or for any form of compensation. Title and ownership of all prints remain with Big Life Journal. 

WHAT'S IN THE KIT

The kit includes:

  • 10 worksheets with stories of famous people who experienced failure/struggle
  • A reflection page for each story
  • A list of successful people for further learning 
  • A companion template worksheet which can be used by the child to capture the learnings from the previous list

HOW TO USE IT 

The story on each famous person can be used to begin a discussion with your child about what it takes to overcome the fear of failure in various settings: at the dinner table, while traveling on vacation, during bed time reading, etc. It can also be used in conjunction with the SUCCESS ICEBERG poster (also available as PDF).

At the end of the kit, the list of other successful famous people and companion template worksheet is a great tool for self-directed learning (research) by the child.

Either alone or assisted by a parent/teacher, the child chooses from the list someone they find interesting. The child then investigates the person's story learning about times when they failed or struggled and their eventual success.

By then filling in the template themselves, the child begins to internalize the understanding that failure and struggle is not something to fear, and in most cases, is necessary for success. 

 

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11/03/2017
Ashley G.
Australia

Famous Failures

My 9yo daughter found this very interesting to read (so did I) She only knew some of the people like Serina Williams, Lady Ga Ga and JK Rowlings but once she realised they had interesting stories to tell she was very invested in learning about the others and how the succeeded against adversity.

SD
10/29/2017
Shiv Daniels
East Midlands, UK

Famous Failures Rock!

A fantastic, inspiring resource... should be part of the curriculum!

S
10/29/2017
Sheena
Hudson, Fl

Awesome for the Classroom

Students in my classroom love learning about people in history who have made mistakes yet became successful. The passages are one page and the pictures give students a visual to go with the story. Our favorites so far have been Michael Jordan and Milton Hershey.

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10/29/2017
Ellen
Brooklyn CT

Love 'Em!!

I'm using them in my 7th grade science classroom. The kids love them- it's of people THEY know, not just some old Einstein guy whom they can't identify with

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10/29/2017
Ellen
Brooklyn CT

Love 'Em!!

I'm using them in my 7th grade science classroom. The kids love them- it's of people THEY know, not just some old Einstein guy whom they can't identify with