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Take the sting out of failure so you can grow

September 29th, 2016 · Comments

I bet you've failed at something, and I bet you hated the experience. When we think of our failures, they can sting, even years after they happened. That sting gets in our way: it stops us from pushing past limits and learning and trying new things.

Avoiding failure is a bad plan; it's impossible most of the time and even when you think it's working, you are limiting yourself to what you already know and what you can already do. A better plan is to approach failure with grit: the combination of purpose and perseverance that allows you to genuinely experience each failure as one more step toward solving a problem or reaching an achievement.

This exercise takes just 6 minutes to reframe your failure and open up new possibilities.

Photo credit: Marius Kallhardt

Tags: Fresh Thinking · framing · failure · grit