Failure is part of success

“Failure” is one of the words we are reluctant to use. Set-backs, whatever we want to call them, are a key part of ultimate success if we can learn from them.

The key to dealing with failure is to understand how it affects us and use the emotion we feel to generate energy for the next step. The very best sportsmen and women do this routinely.

It can be very hard to recover from set-backs. This is when support from others can be powerful. Very often that person, for example a coach, will have less ability than you! However if they can stay objective they will continue to believe in you, when your own self-belief wanes.

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About Dr Steve Lewis

About drstevelewis

Good leadership is essential for any project to succeed. I specialise in the most difficult leadership challenges; those involving the way we relate to other people or the way they relate to us. With a background of many years in business and an earlier training in medicine I combine the two in a unique consultancy.
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2 Responses to Failure is part of success

  1. Annler says:

    Yesterday I was interviewed for a potential new job and the interviewer found failure was an important “qualification” (the focus was on the learning that came from the failure)

    Few, if any, haven’t had some kind of failure in their career.

  2. Christina says:

    “All my successes have been built on my failures.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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