Wrap Up 3: What Is Your Most Significant Failure/”Low”, What Have You Learned From It and How Have You Applied That Learning?
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”. So said Winston Churchill, a man who had his fair share of professional disasters to accompany his well known successes.
A less painful and more practical strategy for many of us might be to learn from other people’s mistakes. There can be no doubt that you will encounter unexpected and unwanted outcomes as a result of looking at the world through multiple perspectives, or as a result of changing or adapting your work habits in order to remain fresh and creative. So we all need to be prepared for the inevitable lows and I believe that the key is to quickly identify your mistake and take action.
It is for this reason we ask every guest about their most significant lows, and what they have learned from them.
Given their diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, here are some examples from the trenches about how a few of our highly accomplished guests from the worlds of business, academia, sports, science, and the arts have emerged from there lows and how they take that learning forward to create success.
Guests Featured in This Episode:
- Hacking Flow: How to Make Outperformance a Habit with Steven Kotler
- Meaning Makers: How Top Leaders Use Stories with David Pearl
- Technonomics and Why My Profits Might Just Disappear with John Straw
- Bottling Amazonian Wisdom with Tyler Gage, the Co-Founder of RUNA
- Accidental CEO with David Novak
- Innovating, Medici Style with Frans Johansson