How do you handle failure?
Nobody likes failure. We strive to be great and when we fall short, it can be a very difficult time. Throughout my years in coaching and being a professional speaker, I have learned to embrace failure and accept it as a reality of life. In order to persevere and get better, you must not let failure deter you, but make you stronger. Here are some tips I have compiled I want to share with you on embracing failure. Enjoy.
- Ask questions. There are always others who have failed just like you. I find that it’s very helpful to ask yourself “what did I do right?” and “what can I do differently next time?” Keep the questions positive and productive. What types of questions do you ask yourself?
- Never give up mindset. In order to become successful and get to the top of your field, you will need to experience a few bumps in the road. Your attitude will dictate how you bounce back.
- Develop a positive attitude. You should always think that you’ll find a way to succeed. Between your ears is where the magic happens. How is your attitude? Does it need a change?
- Learn from other successful people. Greatness does not come easy. If you read a biography or talk to someone else who has experienced the same type of failure, you will develop a new perspective for how you can embrace it.
- Find a mentor. You can develop a mastermind group or reach out to individuals on your own. Either way, having a mentor is invaluable. Pick their brain and ask questions.
Did You Know? Coach Jim Johnson is speaking today at Rochester Institute of Technology to a college class on leadership.
Life Tip #88: Failure is an event, not a person