Here’s you how you know you failed.
- If you stopped trying.
- If you never tried.
- If you didn’t learn anything.
- If you gave up too soon because it was hard.
- If you quit because you were frustrated.
- If you valued short-term fun over long-term results.
- If you expected something worthwhile would be easy.
- If you fought over nothing.
- If you got angry because of small things.
- If you couldn’t say no.
- If you never said yes.
- If you weren’t kind.
- If you were selfish.
- If you thought you were being funny but other people thought you were cruel.
- If you acted like a martyr when you were really looking for attention.
- If you never trusted.
- If you couldn’t be trusted.
It’s okay to fail. That’s how we learn. But the key is to stop failing in the same boring way. Over and over again. Like a dope. Wondering why life won’t turn out differently.
I don’t think it’s possible to stop failure, but I’m at HR Tech Fest talking about how to overcome universal forces of failure™ at work. I wish you were here because I think this session might be a good lesson for life. I’ll share my presentation on Twitter when the conference is over!