Some feedback I have received from people indict a need for more “how to fight failure” steps, so I wanted to give you six steps you can use starting today – if necessary.
First, let me remind you – some failures are going to happen. The key is to limit their consequences and impact using methods I discussed in previous articles. Failures are only events or happenings and have no bearing upon “who” you are. You are not the failure – the event was the failure. You are fine.
If you have difficulty understanding the impact or reasoning behind the second paragraph then you are a candidate for a good personal development seminar. Check out the Phoenix Seminar, especially since it is now online.
Okay, back to the six steps…
Earlier I talked about four ways to deal with failure. And, one of the ways to deal with failure was to learn from the failure. Yet, several people have asked me “exactly what do I learn from a failure?”
Good question as some felt it only learning to accept failure or the reason was only them.
The really is there are at least seven things we can learn from any failure. It is our role to discover the answers to these primary seven learning points. These answers form the reasons why the failure occurred so it is critical to your personal growth. So here are the primary seven…
Why it is Important to Build and Rebuild Trust
As noted in earlier blogs, trust is paramount to healthy working relationships, effective communication, increased productivity, and YES… a healthy bottom-line!
Conflict is a natural part of our human existence. Differing opinions, values, and habits make conflict inevitable. The importance of resolving conflict while maintaining trust cannot be overstated. Eight ways to minimize the conflict that destroys trust or to rebuild trust once it has been damaged are shown below:
I recently was reviewing the works and videos of Napoleon Hill, especially his two amazing books – Think and Grow Rich and The Laws of Success. Both of these books were based upon his relentless pursuit of the truth regarding what made successful people, well, successful and others not so successful.
For over a decade he interviewed actual people (there was no Internet in the 1920’s and 1930’s) to learn about their secrets to success. When he had accumulated volumes of material from his interview’s with thousands of people, he wrote his first book – the Laws of Success. Later, Think and Grow Rich came out and is still one the most read books of all time.
As I was reviewing the “secrets” to success, I was floored when I realized Napoleon Hill had addressed an issue that Tiger Woods needs to learn. He devoted an entire chapter in his book Think and Grow Rich to suppressing sexual desires. The chapter title was “The Mystery of Sex Transmutation.”
What’s Driving This Unemployment?
We are undoubtedly in tough financial times and a very uncertain job market. But have you noticed that some people continue to find great new jobs or land incredibly large new client business. Are these people luckier than most or have they laid the proper groundwork?
Their success is probably a combination of proper groundwork and proper belief alignments. Will we ever return to the spending excesses of the recent past? Many experts say “no”. Some experts assert that this particular financial downturn has been so severe and so debilitating that consumers will never return with the same confidence as in the past. This downturn in spending likely means a tighter job market and high unemployment rates. Ouch!
An excellent way to prepare your self for continued employment is to think of yourself as being self-employed. But you work for a company or corporation, you say? Most of us are employed by either small or large businesses.
Law of Attraction
My first introduction to The Law of Attraction was in 1992 when I attended The Phoenix Seminar (on the Psychology of Achievement) by Brian Tracy. Since that time, I have heard many speakers and read many articles about this important law; however, my most heartfelt gratitude will always be first and foremost to Brian.
Brian Tracy teaches, “You will always attract, positive or negative, people and circumstances that are in harmony with your dominant thoughts.” Simply put, this means that people, circumstances, and events manifest in our physical world from the main themes we mull around in our brains. Ouch! For many of us, this could be scary!