Of course not. Who wants to reveal their warts or anything that would make us look less than.
But if you can get beyond your disappointment, maybe your feelings of negativity or even shame, failure can be an incredible, although a tough teacher.
When things go wrong, there is a reason. It’s important to stop and take a look at what did go wrong, and ask, what was in my control? What was not in my control?
What do I know now that I didn’t know before and what should I do in the future?
In the past, when things didn’t go well, I used to dwell on the negative. It’s all right to mope a little bit.
But then it’s time to pick yourself up and ask yourself those really hard questions.
Albert Einstein once said, “the definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
I truly believe in life there aren’t any wrong turns. It’s really about the course corrections.
Life is a journey and our paths are filled with ruts, downward slides, uphill battles, and hairpin turns. It is how we navigate and learn how to come through the tough parts that make us better at the work we do and as human beings.
What do you think?