“People often think of failure as not hitting a very specific mark (state champion, management consultant, etc.). I've always been of the mentality that I'll shoot for the stars and if I miss, I'll still be in outer space. Life isn't a cleanly defined, linear experience. Success will look very different for different people. I think we should look at life's experiences as learning milestones and a series of pivots. I'm very happy with where I am today. If I had "succeeded" at some of the goals I listed above, I might not be where I am today. But I'm happier now than I would have been in another position. So really, I "succeeded" by failing at my other goals. Life's really what you make it. What is the most important thing you’ve learned from failure? Failure is the greatest teacher, and not because you need to get slammed really hard to learn. It's the greatest teacher because it shows that YOU were willing to put yourself out there and shoot for something audacious. You learned a lot more from that than you would have with a smaller goal in a sterile environment.”
The next time you fail to reach your goals you will know how to learn from that failure if you follow the key tenets of this new book.
I wanted to share the backstory of why I wrote my new book The Learning Maze. A few years ago I did an inventory of my life. I was brutally honest and extremely accountable for my failures as a person, an author, as an employee and I saw how I ignored my callings in life. … Continue reading The Journey Begins
The point of school is to learn. Learning how to learn would seem like the first class that every student should take.
Imagine the next time an executive reads a book and get jazzed to change your company and culture in order to win. You should ask, where does this new information, advice, strategy or mantra fit into my learning frame or better yet the learning frame of our company.