E002 Byron Katie on I’m a Failure – is it True?


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David interviews Byron Katie on how handle the negative self talk of “I’m a failure”, “I’m going to fail”, and “What if I fail?”. Specifically, she takes David through a situation he’s freaking about: “Jack Canfield is coming to speak at my live event; what if I can’t sell any tickets and Jack turns up to talk to three people?”. Bring your OWN situation and apply The Work to your specific situation.


Where in your life are you worried about failing?

Where do you feel like you HAVE failed?

Katie dives into the worst situation possible for David, to investigate if it’s true: “I’m a failure”.

What’s the impact of that negative thought? Who would you be without that thought?

How do you treat Jack when you believe this thought?

How can you turn around “I’m a failure”?


“I don’t know how it gets any more successful than that”

“It’s a fearless life”

“The worst that can happen, and the best that can happen, are the same event”

“If you have something of value you offer it, and people come or they don’t. But do you show up?”

“Suffering is Optional”

Byron Katie is an American speaker and author who teaches a method of self-inquiry known as “The Work of Byron Katie” or simply as “The Work”: https://thework.com/school-for-the-work-byron-katie/

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