Show Notes: theprepperpodcast.com/045, theprepperpodcast.com/failure
Merriam-Webster: Omission of occurrence or performance or Lack of success or falling short
Instead of lack of success or non-performance, we can define it as just part of the process on the path to success
Instead of something done wrong or messed up, we can redefine it as innovation lessons or character building exercises
Don’t move on too soon. You need to allow yourself to understand that you had a failure. Allow some time for it to sink in and for you to process the emotions. Don’t get attached to them.
In your pause, reflect and decide what went wrong. Was it careless, was it a trial and error?
If it is your fault, don’t blame others
If it is outside your control, don’t blame yourself.
If your involvement was cause of the failure, accept it so you can learn from it.
Acknowledge your misstep, and move on so you can refocus going forward.
If you can’t admit it, you can’t fix it.
Create an action plan with steps you will take. At this point, you don’t try.
You learned, came up with a plan, now take action.
If your actions fail, you are back into the steps for using failure.
Don’t dismiss the failure as small or trivial. You won’t learn from something that you see as a minor issue.
If you don’t take ownership, you can’t learn and correct the mistake.
Only work on what you can control.
You can’t control the outcome if you don’t take some ownership.
If you deny your part in the mistake, you are doomed to repeat the past
Don’t give up because of fear or “not wanting to deal with it”.
Giving up is a real action that may be taken, but If it is out of fear, you will harbor regret.
Don’t be too afraid to screw up, or you may not ever begin.
I want you to begin your projects, fail at them, learn from the failures, and ultimately pick yourself back up, dust yourself off, and start over.
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