Learning from Failures Kalamazoo MI

Most people think that failure is bad and success is good. I want to help you change your thinking about that if you fall into that category. I will give you that failure isn’t fun and success is, but I think the following is true.

Western Michigan University
(269) 387-6004
3110 Schneider Hall
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Eastern Michigan University SBTDC
(734) 487-0355
306 Gary M. Owen Building, 300 W. Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Northwest Michigan Council of Governments
(231) 922-3780
1209 South Garfield Ave., Ste. C
Traverse City, MI
 
Michigan SBTDC
(616) 331-7480
510 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Michigan SBTDC
(586) 469-5118
1 S. Main Street, 7th Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI
 
CEO Focus of West Michigan
(269) 870-0861
1700 Greenbriar Drive
Portage, MI
 
Mid Michigan Community College
(989) 386-6630
1375 S. Clare Avenue
Harrison, MI
 
Grand Valley State University SBTDC
(616) 331-7370
401 W. Fulton, 286C
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Kettering University
(810) 762-9660
1700 W. University Avenue
Flint, MI
 
Delta College Corporate Services SBTDC
(989) 686-9597
1961 Delta Road, H Wing
University Center, MI
 

Learning from Failures

Most people think that failure is bad and success is good. I want to help you change your thinking about that if you fall into that category. I will give you that failure isn’t fun and success is, but I think the following is true:

Both failure and success are good... if you know what their specific purposes are.

Of course we know that success is good, but why? Success is good because it confirms things for us.

  • Success confirms our plans.
  • Success confirms our decisions.
  • Success confirms our resources.
  • Success confirms our strategies.
  • Success confirms our hunches.
  • Success confirms our teamwork.
  • Success confirms our risks.
  • Success confirms a lot of things!
So when you are successful, ask yourself the following question: What does this success confirm in my mind?

Now, what about failure? What is the role of failure and how in the world can it be GOOD?
  • Failure’s role is to teach us. We learn from failure.
  • Failure teaches us that we need to change our plans.
  • Failure teaches us that we need to change our decisions.
  • Failure teaches us that we need to change our resources.
  • Failure teaches us that we need to change our strategies.
  • Failure teaches us that we need to change our hunches.
  • Failure teaches us that we need to change our teamwork.
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