Any journey to success is about progress. But our progress relies heavily on the way we react to failure. It’s all about what you learn from your failures that matters. Our failure becomes vital feedback for our future success.
When we accept that failure is a necessary part of improvement, you learn to be okay with the setbacks. In the short-term it feels easier to play the old and safe game and not risk failure in a new game.
The greatest progress lies in our courage to commit to a smarter and bigger game. True Believers expect and accept setbacks and bounce back quickly by taking relentless action to implement – getting the things done that really matter.
Thought Leader Peter Cook writes about what successful people have in common. In his book The New Rules Of Management he says:
It isn’t great products, charismatic leadership, intelligence, resources, or any of the things we normally associate with success. The one critical element to success is the intent, willingness and ability to implement projects that matter. This applies to our organisations, our teams, and in our lives. I believe there is an implementation imperative for every one of us. We each have a limited window, and if we want to be successful and leave a legacy, we need to implement much, much more. We need to shift our focus to creating and executing the projects that matter, in our lives as well as at work.
Remember, failure is just feedback and progress in the projects that matter is the real game!
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