I think back to my childhood, and if I’m correct, the same people that told my generation you can be whatever you want to be!, also told us failure is not an option!
Both: Complete Bullshit.
EMBRACE YOUR FAILURES
Failure is how we learn, how we improve and how we learn to improve. If you want to succeed in life you have to fail. You have to make mistakes. If you think business owners, and CEO’s are born lucky, I’ve got news for you:
Most have made more mistakes, and have failed more times then your average employee.
The big difference is, they utilized their failures to grow and/or put their failures behind them.
As an example, I’d like to use my career. I choose to use my career, because there isn’t a Firefighter that hasn’t made a handful of mistakes. Of course, in my industry the margin for error is much more thin then average. Push the wrong drug, turn your back to the fire, run code 3 through an intersection without looking, and it can be oversville for good.
That doesn’t mean we don’t learn from our mistakes. It’s crucial to learn from our mistakes. If you don’t embrace your failures, own them out right, then it becomes impossible to learn. Every failure is a teachable moment. Use that moment to perfect yourself just a little bit more.
SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS
Once you’ve recognized how and why you failed, set yourself up to succeed. Failing to plan is planning to fail. Come up with a game plan to get you to that next level.
DEVELOP YOUR HABITS
- Put your wallet in the same spot every night.
- Put your keys in the same pocket every time
- Drink a gallon of water a day
- Make your bed in the morning
- Do your laundry
- Pack your lunch the night before
- Pick out the next day’s outfit the night before
Simple little things like the aforementioned not only make your life that much easier, it can also lead to larger scale organization.
REMEMBER THE THREE STEPS
- Own it
Shit, I forgot my ID
- Fix it
I’ll put it in my wallet when I get home, and I’ll never take it out again.
- Move on!!!
Well, I wont do that again. Oh wow!, Miley Cyrus and Hanna Montana are the same person; MIND BLOWN!
Own it. Fix it. Move on. It works on everything from petty failures to huge “I got fired today” fuck ups. Of course, the repercussions are vastly more different and have extremely different consequences, but the the three steps are still the same.