Wait! No one likes to fail.
Are you saying you can be better at failing? Absolutely! As a matter of fact, I guarantee that if you get better at failing, you will have more success. Sounds crazy right?
This post is going to focus on three keys points that are preventing from being your best. Ask anyone that knows me, I honestly believe that everyone has the ability to better. Not saying that everyone will be a millionaire or the president but so many of us are settling for so much less in their lives. So let’s dig right in and start with number 1…
1 – Learning “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein”
Wait, I finished school and received a nice degree. Why do I need to keep learning? Well, bad news is you really need to be learning the rest of your life. The good news is there is a specific way to learn from failure that will help you recover faster. Here are three steps to learning from failure…
- Take the time – We are so busy we don’t stop to look back
- Be honest with yourself – Make sure you understand the part you played in the failure
- Get feedback from others – Usually failure takes place where someone else involved. Get their feedback (even if they are customers)
2 – Fear “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself” Franklin Roosevelt
Fear is generally cause because a) you have never attempted something or b) you tried something and failed. Fear prevents us from taking chances that can have a positive effect on our relationships and customers. Now, I am not saying you need to learn how to free climb (like the guy below with no ropes!) but we need to identify fears in our lives and overcome them. Look at these three ideas to overcoming fear…
- Find someone to help you deal with fear or face the challenge with
- Set reasonable goals. Like eating the elephant one bite at a time
- Simply facing the fear is success even if you still fail
3 – Attitude “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, YOU’RE RIGHT!” Henry Ford
When I am working with customers I always pay close attention to their attitude. I find it to be the most important factor in any challenging situation. This one is really simple. Ask yourself and others, “Do I have the right attitude?”. Then work on adjusting your attitude daily.
Like Neo in The Matrix you have to make a choice. Even if you decide to do nothing you are still making a choice. So do you take the red pill or the blue pill? Sometimes it isn’t that easy. Did you learn? Do you still fear? Do you need to change your attitude?
So start today and by making the right choice for change! Start learning! Face your fear! Change your attitude!