“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill
Making a mistake is something that we all do on a daily basis. Some of the mistakes are small but others are massive. Making a mistake is like falling from a high hill. Feeling like your life ends, this is it. Failure is a huge, enormous mistake these days. Our society tolerates high achievers, winners in every life area and brave people who make things always happen right.
Who makes everything always right? Yes, nobody - that’s correct. Even the smartest, most resourceful and creative people make mistakes. Yes, they fail too, sometimes massively. But here the important part is the meaning you give to your mistakes. Are they a valuable learning journey that gets you closer to success or end of your life? One choice defines if you are fearful or confident about your capabilities and your future.
Let me give you a valuable strategy from a coaching perspective. This life changing strategy is called:
THE MEANING YOU ASSIGN TO YOUR EXPERIENCES
Is your failure amazing, did you manage to learn from it? Can you become even better in future? Do you feel more confident that you have survived this? Do you know how to make your idea or project even more compelling? A change in meaning changes everything. If you accept the failure or mistake as a challenge, you can thrive and make it happen. Luckily you are the person who has to power to assign a new, different, compelling meaning to your MISTAKE. I meant to say EXPERIENCE.
How much do you believe in yourself? Just consider how hard Edison worked and believed before he invented the light bulb. He has tried 10,000 times to make it happen successfully and labeled those attempts - just not working.
Are you willing to try even 1000 times to do it differently, to change something if your dream is still not coming true? Think about how much certainty and faith Edison had in his dream to create the light bulb. Can you do something more to increase your certainty, confidence and creativity how to make it happen?
When you work harder on your certainty and confidence, you play harder. As a result you earn beyond your wildest expectations.
A uniquely designed program for you, based on your strengths and weakness, will get you there. Trusting a coach to support you in your learning journey is the best investment you can make for yourself.
With this set of skills you can live with less failures and mistakes that break you down emotionally. You are making the choice.