Motivational Monday…What Did You Fail At?
“If you’re not failing, you’re not trying, if you aren’t trying, you aren’t really living.”
Over the years, one of the shows we’ve watched (when not watching sports) is Blue Bloods. One of the reasons I relate to it is the weekly family dinner…4 generations of Reagans.
At one dinner, everyone was asked what their fail was for the week. Then, they had to talk about what they learned from it.
Uncle Jamie said the above quote when trying to explain to his young nephew why this exercise was so helpful.
For many of us who make a point of having a positive attitude, analyzing what we failed at may seem counterintuitive.
However, if we allow ourselves to use these oops moments as learning opportunities, we are one step closer to where we want to be…whether it’s growing our business or growing our self-awareness.
Sweeping a “miss” under the rug only creates a big lump that will keep growing.
This is life offering us a path on the road to success.
This week when you’re with your team or group…or when you’re at the family dinner table, think about looking at what you failed at.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. Edison
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Dale Carnegie