PFA 026: #5 in the most common rules to be awesome is to Embrace failure
On today's show, we will be talking about the big F word. No not the F word you are thinking of. We are going to talk about failure, why it can be a good thing as well as how and why you should embrace failure it.
And I want to start with a quote ascribed to Winston Churchill. As many of you know, Winston Churchill for all his faults, prejudices and failings, was a man who did not give up and seems always to have found a way of making things work out. He was tenacious and had endurance. Along with Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela, he is the man I have learned the most from about leadership and success than almost any other.
And so to quote Winston Churchill, 'Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.'
Now whether it is Churchill who actually said it does not matter, the facts of the quote are the important part to think about.
The problem though is the word failure has for many years received a bad report. I think it was Tiger Woods who epitomised the bad rap it has received when he said, 'Second is first loser.' In other words, if you don't win, you are a loser. A failure.
I, however, think we need to look at failure differently and that is with the aforementioned quote in mind. I think the capacity to fail is the most important qualities a human possesses as failure is what makes achievement possible. With one very big condition thrown into the mix!
Failure must be accompanied by a learning experience otherwise it is just failure. It must be accompanied by that ability to get up and keep moving with the attitude of, 'OK, so that did not work out. What can I learn and how can I get better.'
Episode 26 Show Notes: http://vicwilliams.net/5-in-the-most-common-rules-to-be-awesome-is-to-embrace-failure/
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