Positive Failure..! Thu, Feb 12, 2015
"FAIL" why does this word have such a negative vibe involved with it? All our lives we are judged on a Pass or Fail scale. Either we pass the class or fail, or pass the test or fail. I know it is against our nature, but did you know that failing is a good thing!?
Michael Jordan said it best when he said: "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."
It is ok to fail. As long as you fail forwards, don't let failing knock you on your butt. Fail hard, and when you fall on your face get back up, brush it off and keep moving forward. Great leaders fail over and over again but it does not slow them down, they don't quit. It makes them more focused and determined than the time before.
Whether it is in the warehouse, office or gym...don't be afraid to fail. You might find out something about yourself you never knew you had in you!