Kristin Neff, Ph.D, professor, researcher, and author, best known for her TED talk and book titled Self-Compassion, talks about how self compassion is a necessary ingredient to enduring failure. Simply put, being a kind and unconditional friend to yourself is self-compassion, and yet, it’s something people struggle to do on a daily basis. Self criticism and judgment is where most people land when life fails set expectations. As a leading expert on self-compassion, Dr. Neff explores how suffering, failure, and imperfection are part of the shared human experience, and lending this generosity to oneself during failure, is an essential part of growth.
You can find out more about Dr. Neff’s work at: http://self-compassion.org