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Why is it so important to embrace both success and failure?

Do you embrace failure and success?

We all experience both failure and success, maybe even on a daily basis.  According to the late great Zig Ziglar, failure is an event, not a person.  We must learn from both.  Do you dwell on your failures or make the necessary adjustments?  In the #CJJblog this week, I give you some tips on how you can capitalize on success, while also learning from your failures.  Enjoy.

  • Motivation.  My first varsity coaching job did not go well.  I was fired after just one season, but persevered and ended up with over 400 career wins in my coaching career.  How do you use motivation?
  • Education.  Assessing the success (or failure) of recent actions is how you can make great improvements.  Ask yourself these important questions: What went wrong?  What should I change?  What went right?  What should I keep doing?
  • Wake up call. Even when things are going right, failure is always lurking around the corner, if you are not careful.  How often do you keep a growth mindset?
  • Others.  Learning from other people is a great way to improve your own actions.  Do you learn from others who have had success in your field?
  • Tracking.  Recording both successes and failures have tremendous benefits.  Write down each in a journal and recite them to yourself often, allowing yourself to consistently self-evaluate your actions.  Do you have a success journal?
  • Goals.  When you set big goals for yourself, always make sure you accompany them with smaller, shorter goals, so you can track your progress.  How do you attack your goals?
  • Mentor.  Do you have a mentor?  Who do you learn from?  It could be a coach, a teacher, a family member, or a friend.  Choose someone you admire and pick their brain as often as you can.

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson will be speaking for The Arc of Monroe on July 22nd at 3pm EST and will be posting the registration link soon on his social media pages.  You can watch the intro video HERE.

Life Tip #25:  Use the CANEI formula – Constant and Never Ending Improvement

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