Re: [CHAT] I failed? It ain't easy
Tonight we’ve spoken about all things success, failure, growth and learning:
Success is a result of staying true to yourself, achieving your goals. Failure is an opportunity to learn, and grow from our mistakes to lead us to success.
Sometimes at first glance, things may look like failures but they end up teaching us things, for example, burning food before mastering cooking, or learning to separate whites from colours after mixing the two whilst doing laundry.
Looking back on our mistakes with a growth mindset can help us to learn, we can do this through thinking optimistically and rationally, setting time frames for feeling down followed by a cut off time to move on and learn.
Being able to empathize can definitely take time—the greater the mental distance between now and the failure, the easier it is to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Taking a moment to look at the grand scheme of things can help when we try to analyse our failures.
It’s not only us to make mistakes or fail, famous people and celebrities do so as well—from kanye west interrupting taylor swift to the hundreds of publishers who turned down Harry Potter to the people who fired Oprah and Steve Jobs.
We can help a friend who thinks they have failed by listening, being there for them, help to minimise their frustration, remind them that they’re human—and it is human to fail, encourage them, and keeping things POSITIVE!
This week, try and challenge yourself, if you make a mistake, try to learn from it J
Thanks for joining us tonight and we’ll see you next week for the next GR Sesh:
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