Failure is a Mindset … for Better or for Worse

You …

  • See failure as a learning opportunity, as simply a step along your path.
  • Stretch yourself out of your comfort zone, knowing that it’s okay to take chances and make mistakes.
  • Embrace Thomas Watson Jr.’s (first President of IBM) view that “The way to succeed is to double your error rate.”

Hold those mindsets and you will ultimately be successful.

You …

  • Fear failure and see it as something to be avoided at all costs.
  • Stay safely within your comfort zone, sticking to what you know will work because you believe it’s more secure.
  • Worry you will fail before you even begin something new.

Hold those mindsets and you’ve dramatically decreased you chance of success.

You get to choose your perspective on failure … for better or worse.

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