It’s January, have you failed yet? If you haven’t, it may be because you haven’t attempted anything new as yet.
We often hear people talk about all they are planning to do in the New Year. Are you one of them? When will you start to do those new things? What is stopping you from starting today?
Some people don’t start because they already know that they will fail. They tried last year or a few years ago and it didn’t work out. Yet with hope they said, I don’t want to abandon this goal, so they restate the same goal. Yet they don’t move on it because failure is a foregone conclusion.
By February they stop even thinking about the goal and it will be viewed as another failure to add to the former ones.
This year I want to suggest that you reframe failure. This year try a lot and fail a lot. What I mean is that you should keep trying. If you don’t try, you can’t honestly say that you failed. Why is failure such a bad word? It is a word that says something was attempted. It is a word that hints at bravery, at hope.
The honest truth is that most successes came at the end of a string of failures. So try a lot, fail a lot, until your last attempt produces success.
Allison is a Professional Life Strategist, helping busy professional women maintain healthy relationships professionally and personally as they move forward in their lives. She gives you tools to build the life you want.