Tom Brady wants his three children to experience failure in their lives so they can learn from their mistakes.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady believes that going through negative experiences is essential in life and wants his children to experience that.
- Although Brady is a highly successful football player and could make sure his kids face zero problems in life, he says it’s not practical.
- He says failures help people learn and shows them what they are capable of, and he wants that for his children.
Why it’s important
In a podcast interview with Jim Gray for the Let’s Go podcast, Tom Brady says he wants his kids to fail in life, but not in the way you might think.
Brady discussed on the podcast how failures in life are normal. Failing teaches you what happened, how to fix it, and how to be strong, and he hopes his three children learn that important life lesson.
“In life, you try a lot of things, and you fail. It’s part of life. We try things, we really push ourselves to try something new, and it doesn’t go the way we want. So what do you do? Do you care less? Do you care more? Or do you take the experience for what it was and try to learn from it and grow from it and find the resilience we all want to teach our children?” Brady says.
Brady is arguably one of the best football players of all time, with seven Super Bowl titles and an estimated net worth of around $512 million. Meaning he could set his children up for success and ensure they do not face a single problem in their life, but he says that’s not the real world.
“I don’t want it to go right for my kids all the time,” he says, “I told them that this morning. I said, ‘I want you guys to fail because I want to see what you’re made of if you fail and when you fail.’”
He thinks everyone needs to experience hard times in life. It is important to be able to learn from mistakes and improve, and he is glad he is able to teach his children that.
“In the end, what do I always tell my kids? ‘All you can do is the best you can do.’ Just do the best you can do, I don’t care whether you win or lose, just do your best, and you’ll be proud of it. We’re all cool with that if you did your best.” He says.