In John Maxwell’s book “Failing Forward”, he writes: “the difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.”
You’ve had failures. I’ve had failures. All of us have had failures. How do you learn to look beyond the failure? How should you respond to failure today?
How to use reflective thinking:
- Look at the _______________.
- Look for _______________.
- Excuses are _______________ _______________.
- Excuses _______________ _______________ .
- Excuses’ champion a _______________ mentality and outcome.
- Excuses is a language of _______________.
- Excuses breed a culture of _______________.
- Excuses will put _______________ out of reach.
- Excuses often reveal someone pursuing their own interests above the interest of their _______________!
- Excuses will _______________ you the rest of your life and _______________ you from your destiny.
3. Look at what can I _______________ ?
Successful people learn from the past and _______________ _______________ of it. Unsuccessful people yearn for the past and _______________ _______________ with it.
J. Wallace Hamilton, writer for Leadership Magazine wrote: “The increase of suicides, alcoholics, and even some forms of nervous breakdowns is evidence that many people are training for success when they should be training for failure. Failure is far more common than success; poverty is more prevalent than wealth: and disappointment more normal than arrival.”
CHARACTERISTICS OF THOSE WHO FAIL BACKWARD
- BLAME OTHERS
- REPEAT THE SAME MISTAKES
- EXPECT NEVER TO FAIL AGAIN
- EXPECT TO CONTINUALLY FAIL
- ACCEPT TRADITION BLINDLY
- ARE LIMITED BY PAST MISTAKES
- THINK THEY ARE A FAILURE
CHARACTERISTICS OF THOSE WHO FAIL FORWARD
- TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
- LEARN FROM EACH MISTAKE
- KNOW FAILURE IS A PART OF A PROCESS
- MAINTAIN A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
- CHALLENGE OUTDATED ASSUMPTIONS
- 6TAKE NEW RISKS
- BELIEVE “SOMETHING” DIDN’T WORK