We all miss big goals occasionally. When that happens, it can be lonely and embarrassing. It’s tempting to simply forget about the failure and move on. When that happens, we miss a key learning opportunity. In order to achieve in the future, we must become excellent students of our own failure. Michael and Megan reveal […]
Archive for Failure
Failure can be a powerful teacher—if you process it carefully and wring all the juice out of it. Here are five steps for turning failure to your advantage.
Do you remember what it was like in school to get your test back with a big, fat, red “F” written at the top? It was worse than flunking. It felt like an indictment, like a label. I’m a failure. Those feelings stick with us and come back later in life too, don’t they? We […]
We all have bad days in business, right? And sometimes they’re beyond just bad. We drop a ball, miss a sale, or hurt a colleague. Suddenly, we’re doubting ourselves, doubting our worth, doubting everything. My goal-setting course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever, is very successful and helps a ton of people every year. […]
People often look at my success and assume I haven’t had any failures. Excuse me while I laugh. Have you seen my recent blooper reel? The truth is I have experienced plenty of failure. And many are a lot worse than a flubbed line. I just don’t usually publicize them.
When I was growing up, ABC’s Wide World of Sports had as its tagline, “The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat.” That pretty much describes my life as a blogger and entrepreneur. By that, I don’t mean that I experienced defeat in the distant past, but now my life is filled with one […]
The secret to change is the willingness to accept responsibility for our choices. Once we do that, anything becomes possible.
I am mostly offline, attending a business conference. I have asked several bloggers to post in my absence. This is a guest post by Jeremy Statton, an orthopedic surgeon and writer. You can follow his blog, connect with him on Twitter, or download a free copy of his book Grace Is. If you want to guest post on this […]
Think of your biggest goal. What is at stake if you achieve it? What is at stake if you don’t. Here’s how I learned about the importance of having skin in the game.
There are mistakes, and then there are MISTAKES. In this guest post, Enrique Fiallo describes ten that you MUST avoid as a leader.
As a leader, it’s not whether you will fail but HOW. In this guest post, Nathan Rouse shares five principles for failing well.
Your failures, whether they’re relational, vocational or ministry-related, are fodder for future growth. Guest poster Mary DeMuth explains four ways this is true.