“Failure: A man who has blundered but who is not able to cash in on the experience.” – Elbert Hubbard, writer and publisher
Celebrating success is an important practice. It reinforces self-image and provides an ignition sequence for more victories. But it’s equally necessary to recognize failures…because the lessons learned are launch pads for even more satisfying achievements. That said, take a closer look at your last flop: Did you have a clear vision of what you wanted? A plan? Did you ask for help to stay on track? Did you expect a miracle in record time…and then become deflated at your lack of skills and resources. Or procrastinate and overanalyze yourself into quitting? If your answers define a full-fledged failure…GREAT! Knowing why and how you bombed is the secret to tilting the cause and effect scale in your favor…to profit from another success.