Are you treating failure as an outcome or a tool?

Prevent your failure from having power over you.

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Imagine you just got fired after working somewhere for a year.

Boss says your performance simply wasn’t cutting it, and she simply has to let you go.

It totally sucks. You feel angry and rejected and helpless. As you perfectly should.

But in a few weeks after those feelings fade away like the weather system they are, you have an opportunity to recognize that for every failure, there are many sources of victory. It all depends on how you choose to interpret your experience.

Did you have fun? Did you learn new skills? Did you grow as a person? Did you add new work to your portfolio? Did you create value for others? Did you build real connections with new people? Did you learn new insight about yourself that you couldn’t have gained any other way?

Outstanding. The more of these questions you can positively answer about your failure, the better.

It won’t make your experience not a failure, but it will prevent your failure from having power over you.

LET ME ASK YA THIS…
Are you treating failure as an outcome or a tool?

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.
scott@hellomynameisscott.com
www.nametagscott.com

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