Celebrate Your Failures

Do you hide your failures or do you celebrate them?

I used to hide my failures and try not to think about them, but then I started to journal.

Now I don’t journal about my life (it’s not that interesting); instead, I journal about ideas. As I wrote, sketched, and reflected on things that went better than planned and things that didn’t work, I found gems that led to better ideas. My journal became about iteration and incremental improvement rather than success and failure.

Now, I cherish the process of uncovering gems and lessons learned from things that didn’t go as planned. Maybe I don’t exactly celebrate failures, but I definitely document and learn from them! On top of that, I even enjoy the process.

Stop thinking about failures as something to hide and start thinking about them as the building blocks of your future success. 

Stop thinking about failures as something to hide and start thinking about them as the building blocks of your future success.

As you know, I love to talk about and coach negotiations. Last Wednesday, I lead a discussion about the “Top 3 Mistakes people make when Negotiating.” If you missed it, you can catch the replay here.

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