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Feb 25, 2019

We all know that failures don’t define us. And failures certainly aren’t final—if you don’t let them become the be-all, end-all. But that truth is easier said than lived. Unfortunate circumstances resulting in mistakes are as inevitable as taxes. HECK YES they hurt, but you’ve got to keep going regardless. Don’t allow them to bring you down—not for a long time—because out of these challenges come opportunities to rise above in a way that, perhaps, wouldn’t have been possible had you not developed the fortitude from a major setback.

Professionals move on. They have to so that they can get back to doing what they love to do. If they don’t, if they wallow in their failures or guilt or whatever psychological trauma they sustained, they will constantly second-guess themselves and weaken their performance. 

In this week’s Growth Edge Leadership Essentials episode, we explore how to experience failures without staying psychologically stuck.