Learn to Love Failure

black heartDon’t look at failure as … well … failure. Lessons learned from failed efforts are often the most valuable. Recovering from failure is something that takes an inordinate amount of tact, skill, and grace.

Don’t react or make decisions based on the fear of failure or of being wrong, rejected, or emotionally uncomfortable. These very situations are the greatest opportunities for growth, learning, and improved performance.


To fail well:

  • Accept failure as a normal and healthy part of life.
  • Keep trying.
  • Set realistic expectations.
  • Talk about failure (let feelings and facts out by talking with a neutral party).
  • Deal with root causes, not symptoms.
  • Develop alternatives.
  • Imagine the worst outcome.

The “Law of Feedback” says that there is no failure, only feedback!

Holler Back Ya'll

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s