5 Way to Learn from Failure

Someone posted the article linked below in my Free Facebook Support Group that I run for men struggling with compulsive sexual behavior and I had to share it.

See, I love failure. I know a lot about it – both personally and professionally. One could say I’m an expert.

And I love helping men find the opportunity or gift in each one of their stumbles. We know this from a risk management perspective but when we bring these critical lessons to our personal lives it seems we forget.

What if it was the other way around? The truth is if we used the same rules we apply to failure in our personal lives to our careers we’d be in big trouble. It took me a while to figure this part out (despite managing risk for billion $ companies) so I hope it doesn’t take you too long.

Each of your failures presents a powerful opportunity for growth. Each one is literally an elevation or awakening in disguise. “Failure is success if we can learn from it.” Malcolm Forbes.

Here’s a blurb from the article and a link below to help you start thinking about failure in a different way:

Don Shula is the winningest coach in the NFL, holding the record for most career wins (including two Super Bowl victories) and the only perfect season in NFL history.

Shula had a “24-hour rule,” a policy of looking forward instead of dwelling on the past. The coach allowed himself, his staff and his players 24 hours to celebrate a victory or brood over a defeat. 

During those 24 hours, Shula encouraged them to feel their emotions of success or failure as deeply as they could. The next day, it was time to put it behind them and focus their energy on preparing for their next challenge. His philosophy was that if you keep your failures and victories in perspective, you’ll do better in the long run.”

So learn from failure and move on. That’s how you grow and that’s how you embrace your power of choice.




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