Motivational Monday - Harness the Power of Failure
|“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy.|
In the pursuit of success, failure is inevitable. Top business leaders in every field will tell you that they are most inspired by someone telling them that they can’t do something.
Tenacity is one of those inner-most motivators that many successful people will admit to being ignited when they hear, ‘You can’t do that.’ The negativity sparks a flame within those who are driven and tenacious; that flame rarely ever burns out when there is tenacity involved!
|“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” —Denis Waitley|
Business & executive coaches will often encourage their students to take risks and encourage them not to hold back in new endeavors. That is akin to saying, “Go ahead - make lots of mistakes!” The connotation is far more positive but, when you take risks, you often do make mistakes.
Bear in mind that these mistakes make you stronger and are the perfect foundation for success.
With business leaders, recognition that failure is inevitable is key. Plotting your process of recovery with each failure and following through with that, is what builds true strength. Remembering to dissect each and every failure is a ‘requirement’ as you move towards success.
|“Most great people have achieved their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” —Napoleon Hill|
Sure, we will all fail at a few things along the way but, it is worth taking thoughtful risks and embracing failure when it happens. Why? Because we know those missteps enable us to iterate and grow as a business owner or team.
Viewing failure and recovery as one of life’s challenges - not a threat, not a negative - is something in which those with a propensity to never surrender, excel. Embracing failure is a game-changer! Harness the power of failure - you’ll likely learn more from failure than from any other source of wisdom you’ll experience in your life.
Fundamentally, your life and career are made up of many small but, inherently important choices: you’ll make the right choice sometimes and other times, the wrong ones. Knowing this can help to ensure that you maintain a necessary perspective and don’t view every failure as a major setback. Failure is a very helpful part of a bigger picture.
“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” —Jack Canfield
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