Society equates FAILURE to act of not succeeding, instead of regarding it as an opportunity for learning.
I always create a safe space to reflect and learn from failures. Ensuring I have positive learnings from every instant. Turning disappointment, shame and embarrassment into satisfaction, pride and, at times even, joy!
One of my favourite events is FUN (FuckUp Nights). I regularly attend my local FUN Basel. I have even been fortunate enough to be a speaker. Always a great source of reflection, learning and enrichment.
Failure is an inevitable part of life. Instead of brushing it under the rug, take a good long reflective look at what happened. What can you learn? How can you avoid its reoccurrence?
Sometimes it’s not easy. You may have to spend a lot of time and peel many layers to get to the root of the problem. But it is always worth the effort.
In reality, the crux of it is not the failing; it is the learning. Failing without learning, defines failure. Fail, learn and proceed, defines work-in-progress.
Are you working on your progress?
Sally M Solaymantash