Avoiding Failure Is To Avoid Progress
I'm the first person to raise her hand to the pity party committee. But I had to realize crying won't change anything. Pouting and screaming won't change things, my only options are to get up and change things. That's when I realized avoiding failure is avoiding progress. Each day we rise we should be excited about what's about to happen next. We sometimes get caught up on what's going wrong instead of being thankful for everything that's going right.
If you're feeling stuck, it's time to take a hard look at your life and figure out what needs to change. It might be a big shift, like changing careers or moving to a new city. Or it might be something small, like making more time for yourself or learning to say "no." Whatever it is, make a plan and then take action. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it. I promise.
One of my favorite quotes is from Michael Jordan: "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players of all time—but he didn't become great by avoiding failure. He became great by turning his failures into progress. And we can do the same.
Here are three steps you can take to turn your failures into progress:
1. Acknowledge your failure.
2. Analyze what went wrong.
3. Make a plan to improve.
Acknowledging your failure is the first step to turning it into progress. If you try to ignore your failure or pretend it didn't happen, you'll never learn from it and you'll be more likely to repeat the same mistakes in the future. Acknowledge what happened, accept responsibility, and move on.
Failure is inevitable—but it doesn't have to be permanent. By taking the time to acknowledge your failures, analyze what went wrong, and develop a plan for improvement, you can turn any failure into progress! So don't be afraid of failing—be excited about all the progress you're going to make!