Embracing Failure in Business
"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness." - Oprah Winfrey. When I first read this quote I was too young to understand it and today it's one my of favourites. How many times are we fearful of failure? Because that's what we are taught - failure is wrong.
I don't agree. If you want to know how I became successful, then you need to understand how many times I've fallen. Failure teaches us how to bring change to our life, business, and relationships. It helps us grow and become successful.
So when failure comes prancing my way I say, bring it on, and watch my journey unfold.
Here are some tips on how I embrace failure:
I vent. I let everything out so that it not blocking anything good that may be coming my way. So I talk and release every thought into the universe so that it's not left behind in some folder.
I write down the failure and study it, understanding where I went wrong and what could have been done differently.
I do something active to refresh my mind. Walk, spin, run, yoga, meditation, a little bit of this goes a long way to help!
I make a plan on my next steps and goals taking into consideration everything I've learned.
I thank my failure, because it brought me here. And as crazy as that sounds it really helps put a positive spin on things.
So enjoy failure and why not take this time to celebrate how failure brought you exactly where you need to be today.