Something to remember..
It seems like backwards-thinking that in order to succeed in business and in our careers we have to go through the failures first. We’ve been conditioned and trained all of our lives to avoid failure. We’ve grown up in a school system that pressures students via a grading scale. We are told we must get good grades in order to get into a good school which will ultimately lead to a successful career. As a result, we grow up terrified of failure.
University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino said, “Failure is good. It’s fertilizer. Everything I’ve learned about coaching I’ve learned from making mistakes.”
That last sentence is so important. If we don’t learn from mistakes and failures we make, then we will simply find ourselves going in circles like trying to row a boat with one oar. We improve and move forward because of the lessons learned…
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