Learning From Failure
When you hear that someone has made a mistake, it always sounds terrible. And the thoughts and feelings that come along with making a mistake usually aren’t the greatest either. But at the end of the day we are all human and we all make mistakes. However, what differs from person to person is what we take away from making these poor choices. Some people will always take a mistake personally and feel self-disappointment, while others will simply brush off the mistake and try again (getting it right this time).
In truth, we need our mistakes. From the mistakes we make we learn what we need to avoid the next time, and we may even learn the right way to go about the situation when the subject comes around again.
In life we will find that errors are inevitable, and our reactions to these errors are what help create us as individuals. What we must do with the errors we make is learn from the failure of our choices, answers, or situations. We must learn from failure. And perhaps when we begin doing this our failures will turn into successes.
The great thing about life is that, though we can’t re-do the past we will usually come into situations over and over again. And so, we have a chance for redemption! Change isn’t easy, and it definitely takes time. But once you have found a failure or mistake, you need to use it with positive energy to create something great for the future.
Steps to change situations for the future include:
Confront it: Own your personal failure’s and confront those that are dragging down your organization.
Ask the hard questions: Turn the lens back on yourself and see what you could have done differently.
Give it time: Work diligently to help fix the mistake, and through this work hard for preparation in the next situation.
Remember, if you hit the target on the first shot, you will never know if you hit it because of your efforts, or in spite of them. On the other hand, when you miss, correct, and then hit a bulls-eye—you definitely own the success!