Hardship & Failure
“Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” –Og Mandino
I don’t mind making mistakes as long as I can learn from them and they don’t happen again. Too often we want to focus on the failure instead of the learning opportunity. I can remember being a student of my failures early on in this business. I’d listen to John Maxwell’s “Failing Forward” over and over and over again!
What if instead of fearing failure and avoiding difficulties, we viewed our hardships as gifts?
I love this account of Winston Churchill:
Winston Churchill lost 5 elections during his political career, battled depression, and had a lisp that made giving speeches and even speaking, difficult at times. However, Churchill became one of the most successful politicians and orators the world has ever known!
What are your hardships? What failures have you had to overcome? Be like Thomas Edison who said, “I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work!”
Find your way through failure this week – extract all the lessons and become better for it!
All the best,