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.
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.
The secret to change is the willingness to accept responsibility for our choices. Once we do that, anything becomes possible.
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.